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CONTENTS
EDITORIAL …………………………………………………………………………….. Jean Grimshaw

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ARTICLES
Lucy Irigaray and the Female Imaginary: Speaking as a Woman ……………………. Margaret Whitford 3
Dialectical Perception: A Synthesis of Lenin and Bogdanov …………………………….. Edmond Wright 9
Back to Utopia: Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory ………………………………….. lan Craib 17
The Narration of an Unhappy Consciousness: Lukacs, Marxism,
the Novel, and Beyond …………………………………………………………….. Keith Ansell-Pearson 22

COMMENT
A New Marxist Paradigm?

JosephMcCamey 29

REVIEWS
Reconstructing Structural Marxism …………………………………………………….. Howard Feather
Criticism and Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Stuart Sim
Matters of Life and Death …………………………………………………………………….. David Lamb
Beyond Liberal Puralism ……………………………………………………………… Gregor McLennan
TalkingDirty ……………………………………………………………………………….. JeffreyWeeks
SHORTERREVIEWS ………………………………………………………………………………………

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INDEX OF OUR FIRST TEN YEARS
In RP3l there appeared a cumulative index of articles, reviews and other pieces published in
Radical Philosophy from issue No.l to issue No.30. Further copies are available, free of charge, for
those considering purchasing back numbers.

Please write to: Jean Grimshaw, Department of Humanities, Bristol Polytechnic, Oldbury Court
Road, Bristol BS16 2JP
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 elitist 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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