Negating Powdered Wigs

As Immanuel Kant had done before him, though not on a blog, Norm’s been worrying about what earthquakes (of which more later) and theology might have to do with one another (see here, here and here), and he’s just posted a few remarks on Marx’s famous remark that religion is the opium of the poeple. Now a part of the point of these remarks is to draw attention to the context in which Marx says this about religion, at the start of the (marvellously named) Introduction to the Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, but Norm doesn’t draw attention to the most puzzling aspect of that context, which is Marx’s claim a little further on down the same page that “If I negate powdered wigs, I am still left with unpowdered wigs…”

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