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Capitalist Epics

Abstraction, totality and the theory of the novel
by / RP 163 (Sep/Oct 2010) / Article

In our recent highlight from RP163, David Cunningham examines the relationship between Lukács’ ‘The Theory of the Novel’ and his later Marxist works, and its asks how we are to read this work today.


The absolute artwork meets the absolute commodity

by / RP 146 (Nov/Dec 2007) / Article


The concept of money

by / RP 134 (Nov/Dec 2005) / Article


The concept of metropolis

Philosophy and urban form
by / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Article

In what sense would a certain concept of the urban meet, as Henri Lefebvre asserted some thirty-five years ago, a ʻtheoretical needʼ? What forms of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary ʻgeneralityʼ would be at stake here? And if this is indeed, as Lefebvre always insisted, a question of a necessary ʻelaboration, a search, a conceptual formulationʼ, what …


Exchange on ‘Fixing meaning’

Where does meaning get its fix? A response to Rachel Malik’s ‘Fixing meaning’ & Reply
by and / RP 128 (Nov/Dec 2004) / Extras


The reproach of abstraction

by / RP 127 (Sep/Oct 2004) / Article

This is a paper about abstraction, in particular, but by no means exclusively – and this ʻby no means exclusivelyʼ is a large part of its point – philosophical abstraction.* It is concerned at the outset with what might be called the reproach of abstraction: the com- monly held view, across a wide variety of …


Axiomatic heresy

The non-philosophy of François Laruelle
by / RP 121 (Sep/Oct 2003) / Article

There are at least two ways of evaluating philosophical originality. The most obvious is in terms of what a philosopher thinks. As well as proposing novel philosophical theses concerning the nature of being or truth or knowledge, a philosopher may produce new sorts of claim bearing on history, art, morality, politics, and so …


Unhewn demonstrations

by / RP 081 (Jan/Feb 1997) / Article

Compell the Reasoner to Demonstrate with unhewn Demonstrations

Let the Indefinite be explored. and let every Man be judged

By his own Works, Let all Indefinites be thrown into Demonstrations

To be pounded to dust & melted in the Furnaces of Affliction:

He who would do …


Levels of Analysis in Marxian Political Economy

An Unoist Approach
by / RP 060 (Spring 1992) / Article


Reification, Class and ‘New Social Movements’

by / RP 055 (Summer 1990) / Article


In Search of a Method

Hegel, Marx and Realism
by / RP 035 (Autumn 1983) / Article


Philosophy and Feminism

by , and / RP 032 (Autumn 1982) / Extras


Abstraction: A Realist Interpretation

by / RP 028 (Summer 1981) / Article


Intellectual and Manual Labour

An attempt at a materialistic theory
by / RP 006 (Winter 1973) / Article