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Posts tagged ‘Alienation’

Between sharing and antagonism

The invention of communism in the early Marx
by / RP 166 (Mar/Apr 2011) / Article

London calling

Why talk about communism today?* A first point everybody will be agreed upon: the spectre of communism is not haunting Europe, nor for that matter any other region of the world. The only place where ‘communism’ is a positive name for anything is China, where it designates the ruling party of one of …


Paolo Virno

Reading Gilbert Simondon: Transindividuality, technical activity and reification
by and / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / Interview

Paolo Virno was born in Naples in 1952. From 1968 to its dissolution in 1973 he was an activist in Potere Operaio, a political group founded by some of those members of the workerist journal Quaderni Rossi who did not join the Communist Party of Italy. He was an active participant in il movimento of …


Cracking the cultural code

Methodological reflections on Kracauer’s ‘The Mass Ornament’
by / RP 099 (Jan/Feb 2000) / Article


Philosophizing the everyday

The philosophy of praxis and the fate of cultural studies
by / RP 098 (Nov/Dec 1999) / Article

The following presents a genealogy and critique of the concept of the ʻeverydayʼ, looking at the philosophical, political and cultural conflicts and contexts which radically transformed its contents after the Russian Revolution from a term synonymous with the ʻdailyʼ and ʻcontingentʼ to one identifiable with the vicissitudes of cultural and social transformation and democratization. It …


Intersubjectivity and openness to change

Michael Theunissen’s negative theology of time
by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / Article

The work of the German philosopher Michael Theunissen spans a forty-year period from 1958, when he published his doctoral thesis The Concept of Earnestness in Søren Kierkegaard, to the present. His general intellectual trajectory can be divided into four loosely distinct phases, developing from an early interest in existentialism, via a period focused on communication …


Humanism and Nature

by / RP 066 (Spring 1994) / Article


The Inorganic Body and the Ambiguity of Freedom

by / RP 057 (Spring 1991) / Article


The Situationist International

A Case of Spectacular Neglect
by / RP 055 (Summer 1990) / Article

The recent exhibitions of Situationist art and paraphernalia in London, Paris, and Boston, have given the Situationist International (SI) an unprecedented academic and cultural profile. Even during the movement’s most active period, when many of its ideas and practices were realised in the events in France 1968, it received little serious appraisal; to …


Labour and Labour-Power

by / RP 052 (Summer 1989) / Article


The Need to Work

by / RP 046 (Summer 1987) / Article


36 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , and / RP 036 (Spring 1984) / Reviews

Rudolf Bahro, Socialism and Survival André Gorz, Farewell to the Working Class Martin H. Ryle

R.F. Geyer and D. Schweitzer, eds., Alienation Howard Feather

Necdet Teymur, Environmental Discourse Allan Cochrane

Richard Wolin, Walter Benjamin: An Aesthetic of Redemption Julian Roberts, Walter Benjamin Keith Pearson

Richard Rorty, Consequences of Pragmatism Gregor McLennan

Marilyn Frye, The politics …


Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx and Negativity

by / RP 035 (Autumn 1983) / Article


Objectification and Alienation in Marx and Hegel

by / RP 030 (Spring 1982) / Article


Personality and the Dialectic of Labour and Property

Locke, Hegel, Marx
by / RP 026 (Autumn 1980) / Article


Personal Autonomy and Historical Materialism

by / RP 015 (Autumn 1976) / Article


In Defence of Internal Relations

by / RP 013 (Spring 1976) / Article


Freedom and Alienation

by / RP 012 (Winter 1975) / Article


Language, truth and politics

A conception of philosophy
by / RP 008 (Summer 1974) / Article


Mental Illness as a Moral Concept

by / RP 005 (Summer 1973) / Article


The Problems of Living in an Interpreted World

by / RP 002 (Summer 1972) / Commentary