Karl Marx

KARL MARX

Standing Hegel on his Head?

by

Frank W. Andres

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Introduction

So it is amazing, but most professors in the universities around the world…are not aware of how the right hemispheric dominant brain works!

I maintain…that Philosophy is the examination of the human brain from the inside out…thus it is imperative that students in that discipline…well, actually students…and professors of every rank…in every discipline…need to be aware of how the brain is structured… how it creates ideas….

So what do I mean when I say…Philosophy is actually…the study of the human brain…from the inside out?

Well, philosophy began essentially with Plato and Aristotle…who from the structure and patterns in their work seem to have been left hemispheric and right hemispheric dominant, respectively….Then modern day, philosophy began with Descartes….and for a period of about 250 years….each important contributor to the science seemed to be telling us…exactly how thinking… as a physiological process seemed to be working…in each of their brains…That is, philosophy, regardless of how it was regarded by those who participated in the work…was not, as Socrates would have had you believe…was not simply a fight among ideas….a fierce battle of wits…in which the most rational, most logical, perhaps most persuasive…could win…would win…And his ideas…the ones that he championed…would be declared the winner for all times!…and those ideas would somehow be True…no, actually…be the Truth…while all others would be failures…the rest would be condemned…to simply fall along the paths of history…and be forgotten…

My friends…now it is apparent…once and for all…This is not what philosophy is about…at all!….Now it is apparent…and Karl Marx understood this…way back then…when he read Hegel’s Phenomenology…..that Marx actually understood well…what philosophy was…well, what it could be…if it were considered properly…as an important…biological science! Marx did not just turn Hegel on his head…he stole his entire head!….Marx understood that Hegel was showing how his brain created ideas…how the human brain…creates ideas….that is, how it creates tools!…And Marx took this… the dynamic mental system which Hegel provided…and created an economic system!…the first macro-economic model in the history of the world!…one emulated by every underdeveloped country in the world…struggling…to fight upwards from nothing…to everything!…

This is what happened! You see there were philosophers like Descartes and Leibnitz, who declared that ideas were clear and distinct…and all reason was logical…then there were ones like Berkeley and Hume, who would swear most adamantly, that ideas are unique to each person’s perspective, a more relativistic point of view, that Truth was not so much a clear and distinct thing…but was more probabilistic in nature…The latter group gathered ideas in an inductive manner…that is, establishing patterns of similarity among objects and movement of objects, thus collecting ideas into a synthesis from which all Truth must spring…The former group took the syntheses created by the inductive people…separated, worked on these hypotheses…took these ideas and separated them one from the other…laid out all the implications that were hidden within…as well, as render these great guesses one hundred percent validity…on the basis of deduction and analysis…If the Collection part…was True….or had a lot of Truth within its hypotheses…then the Separation people too often took full credit for the whole mammoth undertaking…at the end…since they wrote the final…analytical work….the final mathematical statement…F = ma….How many inductive breakthroughs, contributions are buried…are lost…in the equation E = mc^2?…..All that initial brilliance, insight, progress is absorbed, claimed…by the words and symbols that appear at the end…the final product which the whole world must respect… Behold!… This is a Tool… that can move the world!

The Truth is this…it take both sides of the brain…to create… tools… to create Powerful tools that can exploded into Industrial Revolution…not just one side of the brain.

For you see…after those early philosophers…there came two others…There came Immanuel Kant…who said that none of these early people was wrong…actually…but instead each possessed a faculty in his or her mind that was of genius caliber…through which and by which means each viewed the world…which faculty was revealed by every word each philosopher wrote or uttered…for these words referred not just to a bunch of ideas…they actually were referring metaphorically to an empirical reality….in each philosopher’s brain…Thus there was no ‘wrong’ philosophy…merely a difference in ‘when’ certain mental functions occurred…and ‘where’ … actually…. a difference…. in ‘whom’…they occurred.

In the end…the Truth is this…The mind Perceives, Collects, and then Separates…and then… hyrrrrup!…lays an egg!…..In the end…the brain creates a tool…an idea….

But Whoa there.!..Stop!…. Right there…It is important to stress right here…right now…this important fact again!…No brain does both of these things!…Some Collect…some Separate…but never both…Both are required…. mandatorily….unconditionally required…to participate in this exercise…in this magic!…For magic it indeed is…my friends!… to create new ideas…to create new tools….

Now for this minibook…it is important to say all of this…in another way…

The brain is like a factory in that if two brains are used in the correct manner…they can be like a factory and create ideas…well, tools…but not just one sort of tool or two…like a normal factory would…These two brains if coordinated properly….can create all the ideas these two brains would need to survive and prosper in the world…yes, they could create a great number of tools…a wonderland of tools…just like an economy needs…If an infant economy needs guidance in directing its energies towards building a modern world from nothing….then Marx’s econometric model…can be like a parent…and can help the infant economy grow from nothing….to a mighty State. If you understand… that philosophy is examining something that is physical…and that physical thing can make tools…then it automatically offers an economist…a global perspective on things….I shall return to this.

So back to philosophy…There were the early philosophers…then Kant sprang into action…He was the first to attempt to establish a sequence of thought…. that can create ideas….the sequence is…Perception, Collection, and Separation…. He attempted to create a Synthesis…that is, lay out the stages of of this mental work…However, unfortunately, his brain was analytical…thus he was attempting to synthesize something by means of analysis!…In the end his depiction of how the brain works…was left with only form…two boxes to put things in…space and time…along with some empty analytical categories…. a brilliant analytical, almost mathematical work…with little content….

Hegel possessed the other brain required in this process…he immediately saw the problems with Kant’s approach….well, that approach leaves one with a lot of boxes…with no content…so he attempted to remedy this by filling books and books with content…using Kant’s categories…but pretty much ignoring mathematics and analysis which is required to present ideas in a clear and cogent manner…Well, his brain doesn’t work that way. So mathematics seems a bit useless to him. Again you need both abilities…Here maybe not the mathematics so much…although Marx was filled with the mathematics and graphs of David Ricardo, an economist working at the level …of the firm. Marx was able to be that left hemispheric person who could take Hegel’s attempt to bring together all the steps required to create tools…keep all that Hegel had done…place those ideas in order and polish those ideas up…make them analytically understandable in his mind…He could have stopped right then and there…and written the…definitive philosophy…of all time…but something happened first…he realized that each of us…has a small economic society..in each of our minds…in each of our brains….Instantly, he knew the book…the volumes..he needed to write…..Ones that possessed both form and content…Ones that would finally rendered great meaning…to all this philosophical stuff….Poof!…Marx took Hegel’s work which was a dynamic model of how the brain works….and used his analytical ability to stop…the action by means of the counterpart to calculus…dynamic mathematics… .his analysis stopped Hegel’s dynamic processes…in mid action….the action is preserved in the mathematics in the derivatives…in the calculus used to present the final system of concepts ..well, we all have heard of the ‘synthetic a priori’ of Kant…well, this economic model…is a counterpart to that…it is a dynamic analysis of a brain…well, Marx did not bother to write that…instead he wrote the dynamic analysis…of a national economy…

Indeed, Hegel had tried hard…but the fact is, he didn’t realize that some people don’t have brains like his…He was simply describing what was obvious, apparent to him…about his brain…and was astonished when some people just didn’t ‘get it’….For one thing, he forgot to mention what every right hemispheric person knows…that all the information, all knowledge in his brain…is embraced within a Synthesis in his mind…which continually grows larger and larger….Maybe three times in his Phenomenology he refers to this Synthesis…as the Thing…Yes!..only three times!….and it is the most important Thing!…It is the most important underemphasized Thing in his work…it is the most important Thing in any right hemispheric person’s mind!

Well, in the end, people like Nietzsche…actually Nietzsche was right hemispheric dominant also… well, people in general could see that all this synthesizing of ideas was not going anywhere…for one reason or another…so many just threw up their hands…and said that all of this philosophy stuff was useless…It just seemed that philosophers simply will not let themselves understand what is happening here…So, in the end, irrational impulses like passion and Power…Will and Love…seemed to take over…It seems that philosophers just enjoy fighting things out…in a battle that someone has to win…Nietzsche lamented that…..in the end it seems that we don’t need great minds…just supermen and women who can just stand above the fray…above any conceptions of right and wrong…people like, for instance, Karl Marx… who can just take the inductive ideas and great synthesis of Georg Hegel…without giving him credit…and visualize and analyze an entire economy…as being….one great brain!

We now know that there are two hemispheres of the brain…and that people are dominant in one side of their brain…each side possesses different strengths…different abilities…and both are necessary to create ideas…and none of this is known by the people participating in the discipline of philosophy, at the present time… it would seem….

A True synthesis of philosophy…in the end…it would appear…must be conducted by a biologist…looking at the brain from the outside in…not vice versa….The first biologist to do this…strangely enough…was Karl Marx…

I am qualified to report ideas concerning the human mind from the perspective of the right hemisphere of the brain…I have received the highest score on the only I.Q. test related to that hemisphere…and now we can look at the works of Hegel and Marx…and state things….that have never been said before…..This has nothing to do with being a Russian Communist, or anything like that…Marx wanted to change things…but his ideas were more like the liberal wing of the present Democratic Party….Western Europe had experienced feudalism, Renaissance, economic activity which increased in every European country until there was Industrial Revolution in England… The population in Europe was ready to participate in industrialism…some people were actually ready to start contributing to new ideas and inventions… that could help the Revolution along..At least the population was ready to leave the Dark past behind and help build the future…Lenin’s Russia was different…the mass population was little higher than the slave status which existed 3,000 years ago when Egypt, Macedonia, and Ur created their great civilizations….In 1900, people in Russia had to be herded, brutally, torn from a past that had existed for centuries…Stalin’s Five Year Plans…occurring seventy years after Das Kapital appeared… were quite different from what Marx had in mind…even though his name was used in a propaganda way to help sell the mass transformation in society that had to take place…Russian Communism has nothing to do…with what is in this minibook…No..this story right here… is about something truly miraculous, truly magnificent….It is about how…the first macro-economic model…was built.

Marxist Theory

The starting point of Marx’s theory of Socialism is his doctrine of the class struggle. This provides the power center to the two doctrines chiefly associated with his name…the materialist conception of history and the theory of surplus value. The former of these, though it underlies all his thinking, is nowhere systematically expounded in his books. The latter is the main theme of his chief work… Das Kapital.

Marx’s materialist conception of history has been often misunderstood. It is far from being merely the doctrine that economic forces are predominant in social affairs, though this is involved in it. Still less is it the doctrine that individual men act only from material motives, and this is not even involved in it at all. Marx’s theory must be not be thought consistent with the views of writers like Henry Thomas Buckle on the effect of physical environment on the course of history… nor with the utilitarian doctrines of Bentham and his followers. In essence, Marx contended that there exist, in any society, certain material ‘forces of production’ and a certain knowledge of their use in man’s service. These form the ‘conditions of production,’ and for their employment there is required an arrangement of the powers of society, implying a certain relationship among the members, and the establishment and maintenance of appropriate social institutions. If, for example, at a particular stage of development the ‘forces of production’ are to be fully exploited, certain forms of private property must be recognized and secured, and certain members of society endowed with authority both over the material means of production and over the other members, who must accept the subordinate role assigned to them by the dictates of economic circumstance. That is, when looking at an economy…and one desires to help it grow from a small economy…to a larger one…,one needs an economic theory that is different from traditional micro-eocnomic theory…. One must stop looking at one firm…or a group of firms…as Adam Smith and Ricardo had done…One needs an overall conception of how an economy works…and Hegel showed us just how that sort of thing…can be conceived…

Hegel said that he could not find an I as he searched his mind….Of course this is wrong…something must be in charge…obviously the human brain is not run by thought…there is an I…in charge…or nothing would be done in a coherent manner…Thus, in a theory of economy, there must be an I…a government, which can oversee national production and help that economy to grow….There are things external to a firm….external to all the firms in an economy…things like infrastructure…harbors, roads…that must be completed if firms are to work together and become Powerful…Hegel’s inductive brain showed Marx how the I.. indeed is there…even if it is impossible to be detected in a philosopher’s brain by that same philosopher….

As I say, Marx wanted to take a society…and help it rise from nothing to everything…Then he read Hegel…and realized that one needs a global sort of perspective to run a mind…to run an economy…Hegel helped him to realize that an economy needed a national perspective….As a consequence, Marx created the first macro-economic model…of an economy….that people like Keynes, and W.W. Rostow would take and elaborate…and turn into a model that all developed and underdeveloped countries use today…to conduct business as usual…or to lift themselves up from nothing…to Something!…In this way…the State…thus must take its special form from the character of the economic institutions it exists in order to uphold. Political and social institutions are thus dependent upon and derive their special forms from the underlying economic circumstances of the society in which they exist. Political Power is a derivative Power, depending for its validity and survival on its correspondence with the needs forced on men by the conditions of production.

These underlying conditions are, however, flexible because of changes both in the forces of production at men’s command and in the knowledge of their use. It follows that the superstructure….the arrangement of social classes and the political institutions by which the existing order is maintained… must also change as the conditions of production are modified. But institutions, once established, are highly resistant to modification. The class structure of society and its political and social institutions therefore tend to lag behind the movement of economic change, until the accumulated disharmony forces drastic readjustment by the method of Revolution. Then the entire superstructure is brought crashing down, and a new arrangement of classes and a new set of institutions in harmony with a new economic order is able to arise.

Hegelianism

And indeed…there often is a need for a new economic order…The mechanism by which this process is carried into effect is the class struggle. At this point Marx brings to his aid the Hegelian Dialectic in which he had been trained. As we have said…for Hegel, the history of the world is real only as a history of ideas….as far as he could see… there were no Is…at work here…anywhere… As I say we know this because when Hegel searched for the true source of knowledge of things without…a source within his mind…he could find nothing…but thought….An I…cannot ‘see’ itself….it takes an investigation from the outside in…into the brain…to find such a thing…and even then…we are talking about an I...that is microscopic…well, you need an electronic microscope…at that…And even with such an instrument…it would be difficult to see what an ion is doing…such behavior can be found initially only from uniting information from several disciplines…and making a guess as to what is actually Powering a human mind….From the information gleaned from seven disciplines, I have hypothesized that such an I...is actually a hydrogen ion….which stripped of electrons has become ‘revealed’ and is able to impact the world around it….Thus Hegel’s Idealism is actually the result of an ’empirical’ investigation of his mind from ‘inside out’ which must necessarily…at this point, it would seem… be left incomplete….

To continue with Marx’s interpretation of Hegelian theory…In Hegel’s theory…each idea, as it is affirmed as Truth, brings with it the idea that is its negation…At this point, based on my own experience as a right hemispheric dominant person..I shall expand on what all right hemispheric dominant people are aware of in their mind…A more complete discussion of this can found in the bibliography notes…Right here I can say that the word ‘negation’ is inappropraite in this discussion…when a new idea confronts a synthesis in our mind…and Hegel constantly stresses this throughout his works… that any ‘new’ idea introduced to an existing synthesis in his mind…possesses the potential for creating a crisis….Thus, it is the apposition of an idea to the synthesis that exists in a right hemispheric dominant person’s mind…and not necessarily a negation…that can create a change in the Synthesis..the ‘new’ idea does not need to conflict with ideas in the Synthesis that already exists…it is just a new idea, that is being considered by the I with respect to the Synthesis that already exists….

As I say,…and as any right hemispheric dominant person knows…this is how one’s Synthesis grows…by encountering the ‘new’….The ‘new’ either is consistent with the ideas already in the Synthesis..or there is conflict…if there is consistency then the new idea can merely be discarded if redundant…or incorporated if it offers new insights, new knowledge…to be added to what already exists…

If there is conflict…then there can be real concern…as the entire synthesis which is the result of a life-time of work…can be in jeopardy….if a change in the existing Synthesis is forced to be made…as a result of this latest confrontation…then the damage hopefully can be limited…..as wholesale reconsideration and rebuilding…of an entire Synthesis can take an extremely long period of time and energy…

This happened to me…I was raised in a very conservative household…

with John Birchers and Ronald Reaganites…then I went to the university…and the first order of business for me…was to reconstruct a Synthesis that existed in my mind that was the product of my entire upbringing….this constituted a mental Revolution! of sorts….a Marx-type Revolution…to be sure!

But to continue with Marx’s journey…

So for Hegel, his interpretation of world history is a series of events which mirror the operations in the human mind…at least, in the mind of a right hemispheric dominant person,….There is the Dialectic….There is the Truth…that is, the existing Synthesis…then confrontation…battle…then at last…in the end, reconciliation…one way or the other…either by…. dismissal, assimilation, with minor adjustments to the existing synthesis…or by means of full scale slaughter….wherein an entire Synthesis must be rebuilt. For this battle within the mind…Marx substitutes a battle of economic forces, waged by means of the social classes which are the product of these forces. One set of economic forces raises a particular class to power, and this class makes a State in its own image, for the enforcement of its decrees upon the society as a whole. But no class can rule without bringing an antagonistic class into play.

Surplus Value

The doctrine of surplus value, which is the main theme of Capital, is best understood in close relation to Marx’s doctrine of historical development and the class struggle. According to the latter, the capitalist class is the exploiter and the laboring class the exploited which will in due time overthrow its rulers. The extraction of surplus value from the workers is the means by which this exploitation is accomplished. In seeking to prove that this exploitation exists, Marx takes his text from the classical economists of his own day… especially from Ricardo and his less subtle popularizer, John Ramsay McCulloch. According to the classical doctrine, the value of commodities depends on the amount of labor involved in their production, and incorporated in them as finished products. Socialist writers before Marx, such as William Thompson and Thomas Hodgskin, had used this Ricardian doctrine as the basis for an assertion of the workers’ right to the whole produce of labor…. and had treated the reward of the capitalists (rent, interest and profits) as sheer extortion, stolen from the workers by means of the capitalists’ social power.

As I expand more upon this in the bibliography section…German people in general…are right hemispheric dominant…and it has been a constant complaint among them that Jewish people…who genetically tend to be deductive and analytic…tend to be proficient in business transactions…They seem to have a tendency to exploit German people, in general… German people are very good at many things…but do not have the analytical abilities that allow certain merchants to succeed in a spectacular manner. Also there is the fact that in the sequence of steps that lead to the creation of new ideas….the process goes from Perception, to Collection, which is induction…to Separation..which is analysis… Because the last step is…the last step in the process…the final written work along with its author often is given total credit for the development of a new idea…although many other people especially right hemispheric people with their hypotheses…were involved…Thus, Marx no doubt felt that a theory that included as a central tenet the assumption that the general population in general is exploited by the capitalist system…well, in business, in general…would be accepted as being True… especially in a certain anti-Semitic way…by the German population who he believed because of their economic backwardness would be the ones who would benefit most from his theories….

As for Hegel, himself…his contempt for mathematics and analysis is well known. …even though the primary objective of his philosophy was supposed to be reconciliation of all philosophical points of view especially analytical work with induction….that is, his philosophy should have embraced both sides of the brain…Instead, he used the word Logic in a peculiar way that was related to the Dialectic which is the basic inductive building block of syntheses…[the syllogism is the basic building block of analytical work] …The use of analysis is forgone completely throughout his philosophy….In the creation of ideas…both Hegel and Kant acknowledged that both induction and analysis are required to create an idea…to create a finished, Powerful tool…yet Hegel avoided the latter, and Kant, as I have said…the former… in their supposed reconciliation of the two…After all, it would seem that induction and analysis are not really opposites…rather deduction and induction, and analysis and synthesis…should be the appropriate pairs….But the processes in the mind are not opposites…they are completely different processes…one which Connects concepts..the second, which Separates them…just as a definition first Collects, then Separates….As I say… many German philosophers were concerned…because it seemed…that the deductive in philosophy and in science in general..often received the credit for much work the inductive minds had done..merely because the analytical ability is used to prepare the final draft that is used to disseminate the new idea…An example, would be German scientists such as Einstein…who when he was in Germany worked with many inductive scientists….yet in the end, it was the Jewish scientists that seemed to get all the credit….for work done by both….think of the Beatles….Both abilities are required…both are precious in the creation of new ideas…induction is the source of new ideas…and analysis fashions these hypotheses into diamonds of final, eternal ideas…into Powerful tools…think, E=mc^2……Concerning this last…how many inductive German minds were involved in such Cosmic thinking…before Einstein wrote the final equation…and received all the credit…Once Einstein was in America, he was no longer in the company of many inductive scientists….For some reason, American science has seen fit to screen the right side of the brain…out of the universities, in general…. Consequently his ideas concerning Relativity…and Quantum Mechanics, in general…have many, many problems….it is clear from his papers…that he never had a clear conception of what time…really is…Both inductive and analytical abilities are precious and must be used together in research…and before that..in education… from pre-school onward.

I hypothesize that it was ideas such as these that were the source of Marx’s emphasis upon surplus value in an economic system…Thus, he received such ideas from the prejudice in the society that he obviously experienced around him…He took this conception of things which was bad…probably mostly fallacious…and turned it on its head…he showed how if all people who felt exploited because of one situation or another…if they would unite…then great things could be done…not just to rectify the exploitation…but to create a better world…..

Macro-Economic Model

When Marx said that he had ‘stood Hegel on the head’…Well, most philosophers think that this refers to the fact that Hegel thought that Ideas are important to the progression of history…whereas Marx possessed a thoroughly materialistic conception of things…including history…

Or…this ‘standing Hegel on his head’… may actually have been a sly bit of humor…[See my comments in the Bibliography section.]

The fact is….it may have been a brutal confession as to where the major thrust of Das Kapital… came from….from Georg Hegel’s head! That is, supposedly Hegel was an idealist…as he could not find any evidence of a materialists I in his mind…only thoughts…..The Truth is, of course that there was something in his mind…as well, as in each of ours…that is in charge….the source of his ideas was not other ideas…but in fact…the I itself…Also, as I have said…Marx evidently saw what philosophers are slow to understand… even nowadays…that in the end…philosophy is not merely an exercise composed purely of thought… concentrated solely upon the phenomena of thought…The fact is…that philosophy….is the study of the human brain…from the inside out…Thus, Hegel’s Phenomenology is an empirical examination of the brain…the different parts of the brain which are involved in the creation of an idea, how they interact…how they work in sequence…in a series of actions…to create tools…tools that the brain can use…to impact the world…In this way, Marx could see how a brain mustered all of its resources and abilities to create tools that can impact the world….just as an economy must muster all its resources if it is to rise from poverty, develop itself, and rise to great heights….From Hegel, Marx gained a conception of the human brain that led him to create the first macro-economic model…for a society…and the first theory for developing undeveloped economies….both John Maynard Keynes and W.W. Rostow owe their macro-conceptions of an economy to this first econometric model…where analysis is lifted from micro-analysis of the firm and aggregations of firms….to a higher level…to where savings and investment, multipliers, money flows, good flows…infrastructure…are important…to the most important actor of all in an economy desiring to improve itself…the national government…although the, role Marx envisioned for this actor was not the tyrannical, murderous, crazed collection of leaders that emerged in Communist countries…As I have said…all of this came not from ‘standing Hegel on his head’…but from Hegel’s head, itself!…This lends a totally new interpretation to Marx’s words…as it may be the confession of a Jewish guilty conscious…caught again doing what Germans through the ages have accused Jews of doing…Germans come up with hypotheses…and Jews get all the credit….E=mc^2…

Conclusion

Well, this consideration of Das Kapital has been instructive in several ways…First, it speaks to my hypothesis that philosophy is actually, or should be construed to be…. an empirical exercise….that of examining the brain from the ‘inside out’. It is apparent that Marx understood this from the ‘get, go’ And the fact that his conversion from philosophy to economics was so easy… it seems to validate my assertion…

Another fact is obvious…both sides of the brain can benefit tremendously from working together…but giving credit where credit is due…is most imperative…in this work! Like the Beatles…whatever the actual contribution that might exist on a given topic or project…both should receive equal credit…as throughout history…little .of great meaning.. would have been accomplished without contribution from both of these two abilities…

Again the importance of the existence of two hemispheres in the human brain…and how they are able to work together to create ideas…has been demonstrated…right here…right now…Major strides must be made right now…to redesign all instruction from pre-school through university work

to place great attention to the identification of hemispheric dominance in individuals, the development of the abilities of each person, and providing extended periods of group work wherein people with different abilities can acquire experience working and creating together….We don’t need an evolution in consciousness…as some people have advocated…an I...is an I…it is all the consciousness we can have…or will ever need…And the human brain is awesome enough…But the secret is this…People with every ability…must learn to stop fighting…there is only one lonely blue planet moving in the black of space…it is a tiny place…with few resources…we must muster all the mental resources that we have available…to build a Science of Everything…with a new Scientific method…utilizing new Cosmic experiments…to build a great world-wide society of the future….It is all within our grasp…but we must start to work in Creative Clusters…in every corner of the globe…The time for action…is Now!

Bibliography

Every right hemispheric person possesses a Synthesis in his or her mind…People who are left hemispheric dominant are not aware of this…they have no such thing…and never think to look for this phenomenon… On the other hand, right hemispheric people …like Hegel, for instance…can rant and rave…write extensively without even mentioning the thing that is most prominent in their mind… Their Synthesis!… the thing that is most responsible for their mind’s ability to help create tools….that exists in every right hemispheric dominant person’s brain!….What it is, how it is constructed, how it is expanded…how it is utilized to create ideas….Hegel never seems to get around to considering that he had anything like a Synthesis in his mind at all….He must have thought that all brains are the same…He must have felt…that something as obvious as a Synthesis in one’s brain was not even interesting enough to talk about…even though it is obviously involved in every sentence that he writes! It is very disappointing that a person who was devoted to bringing all of philosophy together does not even mention that there are two abilities in philosophy…the inductive and the deductive….the analytical and the synthetic…and that these two abilities are responsible for all Laws…for all Tools…for all Progress..in our human world. He should have devoted all of his efforts to tracing how these two abilities work… together…in separate individuals… to create Ideas….How does it do this! Witness!: Perception… plus Connection…plus Separation…produces…a Cosmic Explosion! See my book…Man and the Cosmos…The Science of Everything…

Another thing…. I know school is boring…you seem to be learning a bunch of stuff that you will never use…but keep chugging…you must go to college…period….

Yet…there is something you can do …right now…that can really change your Life…First, determine if you are left or right hemispheric dominant… There are no simple, surefire tests…when you think, your eyes go in the opposite direction of your dominant hemisphere…yet that doesn’t always work…Do you think deductively…or do you think with common sense?

Okay, you are the Beatles…right here, right now…find a person who is the different mentally compared to how you think….and begin to work together….You can make a million dollars together…Right now!…I mean it!…This will be the beginning of great creativity…,it will be the beginning of building a Creative Cluster with a dozen or more people with both hemispheric dominance…Your Cluster will change your Life! Your Cluster will change…the World! We can help you get started!

I had an earlier draft of this minibook…which I was satisfied with until I learned a few facts…Well, I had always understood that Das Kapital was a synthesis…and it was not like Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason… it was not an analytical excursion….This together with the fact that Marx had spent extended periods of study in the British Museum…as right hemispheric dominant people are want to do….led me to think that he might have been right hemispheric dominant….in his brain…But then there was the fact that he was Jewish, the abilities of whom could vary…depending on one’s particular genealogy…However, in general, Jewish people tend to be analytical, and deductive…not inductive…they are not inclined to create syntheses of thought….So I had written a draft in which I cited the fact that Marx had written an article in the Deutsch-franzoesiche Jahrbuecher which was a criticism of Bruno Bauer’s treatment of the Jewish question…in this article Marx contended that the social emancipation of the Jews could only be achieved together with the emancipation of society from Judaism, that is, from commercialism. What was this all about? He was suggesting that there was a problem among Germans about how Jewish people operated generally in business…Well, throughout history, German people have often complained that they were hoodwinked in financial trade with Jews…and German scholars and composers complained that Jews stole everything they had created….I can remember both of my German grandfathers lamenting that such skullduggery on the part of Jews was true…I never lent any credence to any of this…I have always succeeded by working with left hemispheric people…not fighting with them…If Marx really believed any of this…that Jewish people often exploited the German population…then this idea could have led to Marx’s theory of surplus labor value…where capitalists…Jewish people, maybe?…would have worked people too long and too hard to extract profits for their businesses….Marx felt that such exploitation was the only source of profit in commercial endeavors…which of course is wrong…All of this led me to a possible thesis that Marx might actually have been antiSemitic….Well, I quickly ascertained that Marx possessed four grandparents who were thoroughly Jewish…thus genetically, he was the same…I also found that several books have been published with this antiSemitic theme…but they were quickly contradicted by researchers thoroughly acquainted with Marx’s mannerisms… and they said that Marx had a sly sort of humor…..All of this has led to my thesis…presented in this minibook… about the origins of the Marx’s theory of the surplus value of labor.

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, Phenomenology of Spirit, Translated by A.V. Miller with analysis of the text and Foreword by J.N.Findlay (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977) 595pp.

Marx, Karl, Das Kapital by Karl Marx, with an introduction by Serge L. Levinsky (New York: Regnery Publishing Inc,, 1996) 356pp.

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