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CONTENTS
EDITORIAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Russell Keat

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The Eupsychian Impulse ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Barry Richards
The Personal and Political ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Ian Craib
Women, Humanity and Nature …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Val Plum wood
Nietzsche’s Woman ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Kelly Oliver
Hegel’s Theory of the Syllogism and its Relevance to Marxists …………………………………………………………… Tony Smith
The’ A’ Level Canon …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Sally Minogue

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Ideology and the Media: A Response …………………………………………………………………………………………………. John Corner

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REVIEWS
Lynne Segal, Is the Future Female? ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Alison Assiter
W. F. Haug, Critique of Commodity Aesthetics: Appearance, Sexuality and Advertising
in Capitalist Society ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Don Slater
Feminist Review, Sexuality: A Reader ……………………………………………………………………………………………. Margaret Atack
Waiter Benjamin, Moscow Diary ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Graham McCann
Paul A. Komesaroff, Objectivity, Science and Society …………………………………………………………………….. Howard Feather
Norman Geras, Literature of Revolution: Essays on Marxism …………………………………………………………. Alex Callinicos
Len Doyal and Roger Harris, Empiricism, Explanation and Rationality ……………………………………….. Kathleen Lennon
Richard Lindley, Autonomy …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. John Tomlinson
Helene Cixous and Catherine Clement, The Newly Born Woman ……………………………………………………. MargaretAtack
Alexander Nehamas, Nietzsche: Life as Literature …………………………………………………………………………….. Jonathan Ree
Christopher J Berry, Human Nature ………………………………………………………………………………………………. Martin Barker
Christopher Caudwell, Scenes and Actions …………………………………………………………………………………. Graham McCann
Edinburgh Review ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. J. R: R. Christie
Joseph S. Catalano, A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘Critique of Dialectical Reason’

(Volume 1: Theory of Practical Ensembles) ………………………………………………………………………………………. Andy Dobson
David Oldroyd, The Arch of Knowledge, an Introductory Study of the History of the Philosophy
and Methodology of Science …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Howard Feather
G. W. F. Hegel, The Jena System, 1804-5: Logic and Metaphysics ………………………………………………………… Sean Sayers

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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 196Os-on the one hand, discontent, especially among students, with the
sterile and complacent philosphy 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.

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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 student’s 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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