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Radical Philosophy is a UK-based journal of socialist and feminist philosophy. The journal appears 6 times a year and features major academic articles, commentaries, news and a large & diverse reviews section.
If the fear of being accused of psychologism were not so keenly felt by epistemologists they would no doubt pay more attention to the problem of the acquisition of ideas.* They would then notice that to each new idea there remains attached a perspective of acquisition, an approach structure which develops in a kind of space–time of essences. They would also see how every new idea, which is at first a maker […]
While Bachelard’s Rationalisme appliqué can readily be translated as Applied Rationalism, neither the French nor the English are very revealing of the position being advocated. In particular one would be led very far astray if one were to think of rationalism as a philosophical position which suggests that knowledge can be logically deduced from first principles that are either immediate and self-evident, or reached by analysis, and then to think that Bachelard […]
Gaston Bachelard’s 1949 book, Le Rationalisme appliqué (RA; best translated as Reason Applied), is essential to an understanding of his work, and Bachelard is essential to an understanding of twentieth-century French philosophy. That this book has never been translated into English shows how little the anglophone world is yet acquainted with some key aspects of this corpus. Bachelard, like Bergson, is one of those authors that we now need to rediscover. The […]
Kristin Ross, May ʼ68 and its Afterlives Daniel Bensaïd Penelope Deutscher, A Politics of Impossible Difference:The Later Work of Luce Irigaray Monica Mookherjee Henri Lefebvre, Critique of Everyday Life, Volume 2: Foundations for a Sociology of the Everyday Ben Highmore Gaston Bachelard, The Formation of the Scientific Mind Nina Power John McMurtry, Value Wars: The Global Market versus the Life Economy Mark Neocleous Agnes Heller, The Time is Out of […]