File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0103, message 91

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 13:46:01 -0500
Subject: What's Philosophy for?


Hello again Steve

Found on the Internet:

In the nineteenth century, Karl Marx and Charles Darwin
unleashed a torrent of scientific and social controversy that
has yet to recede fully.  Both men's theories challenged the
political, social, scientific, and moral ordering of society.
Yet, neither man could control his legacy.  Darwin's ideas were
bastardized and popularly misunderstood as Social Darwinism,
while the ever-sensitive Marx was so distraught over the
corruption of his ideas that he once commented that he was not a Marxist.  



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