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CONTENTS
The REAL Meaning of Conservatism ——————– Andrew Belsey
Abstraction: a realist interpretation —————- Andrew Sayer
Georg Luk~cs, WaIter Benjamin, and the
Motivation to make Political Art —————— Jennifer Todd
Rawls’ Theory of Justice and ‘Market Socialism’ —- Carl G. Hedman

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REVIEWS
Bambrough: Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge —————— Richard Norman
Schrader-Frechette: Nuclear Power and Public Policy —————— John Krige
Mouffe: Gramsci and Marxist Theory ——————————— Bill Schwarz
On Film Theory —————————————————– Kevin Robins
Vestiges of Positivism – Nagel: The Structure of Science ——— Mike Shortland
McCarney: The Real World of Ideology ——————————– Noel Parker
Markovi~ and Petrovie: Praxis – Yugoslav Essays ——————- Chris Arthur
Rosenberg: The Genius of Ruskin ——————————— Mike Shortland
Edelman: Ownership of the Image ———————————- Peter Goodrich
Sumner: Reading Ideologies — — — — — – — – — – – — — – – – – – — –,.- – — — – – t-1art in Rarker
Locke on Godwin ————————————————– Gregory Claeys
Harris: Education and Knowledge ————————————– John Krige
On War and Violence ———————————————- Gregory Claeys

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NEWS
RP Dayschool ——————————————————– John Krige
Belgrade maintains Intellectual Repression ———————— Tony Skillen

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Edited by: Dave Archard, Chris Arthur, Alison
Assiter, Martin Barker, Ted Benton, Rip Bulkeley,
Ian Craib, Mike Dawney, Roy Edgley, Michael Erben,
Russell Keat, John Krige, Richard Norman, Noel
Parker, Jonathan Ree, Mike Shortland, Tony Skillen,
Kate Soper, Roger Waterhouse
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‘EDUCATION AND OPPRESSION’

at University of Manchester, Department of Education,
Oxford Road, Manchester
Saturday 2 May 1981
TOPICS: The
The Political Status of Children (John Harris,
Manchester)
Technical Education and Industrial Hierarchies
(Denis Gleeson, Keele)
The Dangerous Age: a rough history of the rough
youth problem (John Clarke, Open University)
Further details from: Noel Parker, Open University,
70 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M2l lPQ

THE RADICAL PHILOSOPHY GROUP
The Radical Philosophy Group grew out of a convergence of two currents which had been
largely formed by the student movement of the 1960s – on the one hand, discontent,
especially among students, with the sterile and complacent philosophy taught in British
universities and colleges; on the other hand, a revival of interest in the theoretical
work of the left and a recognition of the need to confront the ideology enshrined in
orthodox academic disciplines. The Radical Philosophy Group has always contended that
these two problems can be tackled together – that philosophical inquiry into fundamental
issues must lead to the exposure of conservatism masquerading as formal reason.

Academic philosophy in this country has generally accepted and defended the frame of
reference of the dominant bourgeois culture. This culture is supported and mirrored by
the ~litist isolation, the internal hierarchies and demarcations, of academic institutions.

The Radical Philosophy Group therefore works for reforms in courses and assessments for
the enlargement of students’ control over their education, for the breaking down of
barriers between philosophy and other disciplines and between academic institutions and
the outside world.

The Group has held numerous conferences, and local groups have been formed which have
organised meetings and agitated on local issues. Radical Philosophy is the magazine of
the Radical Philosophy Group, and has come out three times a year since January 1972.

It aims to criticise the current state of philosophy in the English-speaking world and
to encourage philosophical discussion on the left. It welcomes any contributions which
will serve these aims.

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