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Student problems (1964)

Dossier: The Althusser–Rancière Controversy (with an introduction by Warren Montag)
by / RP 170 (Nov/Dec 2011) / Article, Dossier, The Althusser–Rancière Controversy

What are the theoretical principles of Marxism that should and can come into play in the scientific analysis of the university milieu to which students, along with teachers, research workers and administrators, belong?* Essentially, the Marxist concepts of the technical and social divisions of labour. Marx applied these principles in the analysis of …


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 …


The jargon of finitude

Or, materialism today
by / RP 155 (May/Jun 2009) / Article


The incomplete materialism of French materialist feminism

by / RP 145 (Sep/Oct 2007) / Article

According to one important and influential line of feminist interrogation of the category of sex, we only believe that there are two biological sexes because our thought and perception are constrained by the two-gender social system under which we currently live.(1) The French materialist feminists – Christine Delphy, Monique Wittig, Colette Guillaumin and Nicole-Claude Mathieu, …


Sexmat, revisited

by / RP 145 (Sep/Oct 2007) / Article


Diderot’s egg

Divorcing materialism from eliminativism
by / RP 144 (Jul/Aug 2007) / Article


‘Undercover Surrealism: Picasso, Miró, Masson and the Vision of Georges Bataille’, Hayward Gallery, London, 11 May–30 July 2006

War Machine
by / RP 139 (Sep/Oct 2006) / Reviews


Karatani’s Marxian parallax

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


What’s material about materialist feminism?

A Marxist Feminist critique
by / RP 101 (May/Jun 2000) / Article


Cracking the cultural code

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


Ghostlier demarcations

On the posthumous edition of Althusser’s writings
by / RP 090 (Jul/Aug 1998) / Article

ʻWe do not publish our own drafts, that is, our own mistakes, but we do sometimes publish other peopleʼs.ʼ – Louis Althusser, 1963

‘What use is Althusser?’ The question rhetorically posed on the Left Bank in 1968, as structures took to the streets, invites reactions other than the blunt rien of (some of) those who …


The coastline of experience

Materialism and metaphysics in Adorno
by / RP 085 (Sep/Oct 1997) / Article


The need in thinking

Materiality in Theodor W. Adorno and Judith Butler
by / RP 084 (Jul/Aug 1997) / Article


Translation, philosophy, materialism

by / RP 079 (Sep/Oct 1996) / Article


Knowledge as a Social Phenomenon

by / RP 052 (Summer 1989) / Article


Dialectical Perception

A Synthesis of Lenin and Bogdanov
by / RP 043 (Summer 1986) / Article


The Cunning of History in Reverse Gear

by / RP 042 (Winter/Spring 1986) / Article


From ‘Overdetermination’ to ‘Structural Causality’

Some Unresolved Problems in Althusser's Treatment of Causality
by / RP 038 (Summer 1984) / Article


Materialism, Realism and the Reflection Theory

by / RP 033 (Spring 1983) / Article


On Materialism

by / RP 031 (Summer 1982) / Article

TEACHER: Si Fu, name the basic questions of philosophy SI FU: Are things external to us, self-sufficient, independent of us, or are things in us, dependent on us, non-existent without us? TEACHER: What opinion is the correct one? SI FU: There has been no decision about it…. TEACHER: Why has the question remained unresolved? SI …