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Growth and development go hand in hand. There is a connection between them, stipulated by the most general principles (laws) of dialectical thought. A “being” that only grew quantitatively would soon turn into a monster. And yet these two aspects of the process of change differ and sometimes separate and diverge from each other. Monstrous forms of life do exist, are not at all rare, and perhaps represent a form of decline and death. Growth, then, is quantitative, continuous; development is qualitative, discontinuous.
The history of competitive capitalism unfolds on many planes and at different levels. ). May we not say that Marx conceived and projected a total history, one that history in the strict sense—history as a field of knowledge, a science—cannot encompass? History as a process and history as a science do not coincide, though they converge. By historical reality, or “historicity,” we denote the process by which man is formed, what he produces (in the broadest and strongest sense) by himself, through his practical activity.
Once he makes his (at once individual and historical) appearance in the world, man, a creature of need, remains for a long time weak and unable to defend himself. It is a matter for wonder how the human species has survived, in view of how poorly a cruel Mother Nature has equipped it. In viewing man as a creature of need, did Marx—and Marxian thought—consider him the object of a special science, such as might be called “anthropolgy”? No doubt. The Manuscripts of 184412 contain an outline of anthropology, but also a number of critical remarks.