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CONTENTS
ARTICLES
The Morality of Terrorism —————————————— John Harris
Empiricism and Racism ——————————————– Martin Barker
Materialism, Realism and the Reflection Theory ——————— Sean Sayers
A Critical Note on Bhaskar and Systems Theory ———————- G. Carchedi

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REVIEWS
Soper, On Human Needs ——————————————– Martin Barker
Wood, Kar! Marx ————————;..———————– Wi11iam H. Shaw
Ca11inicos, Is there a Future for Marxism? ———————- Howard Feather
Graham, Contemporary Political Philosophy ————————- Peter Vipond
Mepham and Ruben, Issues in Marxist Philosophy vo1.IV ————– C.J. Arthur
Geoghegan, Reason and Eros —————————————– Steve Crook
Barnes, J.S. Kuhn and Social Science —————————- Mike Short1and
Cowen, The Crisis in Urban Planning —————————– A11an Cochrane
Bottomore, Modern Interpretations of Marxism ———————– C.J. Arthur
Rockmore, Marxism &Alternatives ——————————– Howard Feather
NEWS
RP day school on dialectic —————————————- Chris Arthur
Hege1 conference ————————————————– Joe McCarney
State of literary theory ——————————————– Stuart Sim

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LETTERS
Heidegger Against Nazism ————————————— Richard Kearney

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INDEX OF OUR FIRST TEN YEARS
In RP31 there appeared a cumulative index of articles, reviews and other pieces
published in RadiaaZ PhiZosophy from issue No.1 to issue No.30. Further copies
are available, free of charge, for those considering purchasing back numbers.

Please write to: Mike Short1and, Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Leeds, LS6 9JT

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 compacent 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. RadicaZ PhiZosophy 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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