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CONTENTS
EDITORIAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Alison Assiter

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Do We Need a Sex/Gender Distinction? ………………………………………………………………………………………… Val Plumwood
Television Literacy: A Critique ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. David Buckingham
Marxism, Romanticism and Utopia: Ernst Bloch and William Morris ………………………………………………. Ruth Levitas
The Return of the Subject in Late Foucault ………………………………………………………………………………………… Peter Dews

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REVIEWS
Gregory Elliott,Althusser: The Detour o/Theory …………………………………………………………………………….. Peter Osborne
R. Bhaskar, ScientUlC Realism and Human Emancipation ……………………………………………………… Paul Fox-Strangways
Jacques Lacan, The Seminar 0/ Jacques wcan Book 1: Freud’s Papers on Technique 1953-1954,
Book 2: The Ego in Freud’s Theory and in the Technique 0/ Psychoanalysis 1954-1955 ………………………. David Macey
Peter Clark and Crispin Wrigbt (eds.), Mind, Psychoanalysis and Science ………………………………………. David Archard
Alasdair Maclntyre, Whose Justice? Which RationaUty? ……………………………………………………………………. Roger Harris
James Bemauer and David Rasmussen (eds.), The Final Foucault …………………………………………………. Steve Redhead
Vincent Geoghegan, Utopianism and Marxism ……………………………………………………………………………. John Kraniauskas
Austen Morgan, James Connolly: A Political Biography,
James ConnoUy, Collected Works Volume One,
James Connolly, Selected Writings …………………………………………………………………………………………… Vincent Geoghegan
Julian Roberts, German Philosophy: an Introduction ………………………………………………………………………… Jonatban Ree
Robert J. Fogelin, Wittgenstein,
A. J. Ayer, Wittgenstein ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ehris I…awn

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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 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 reaSbn.

Academic philosophy in this country has generally accepted and defended the frame of reference
of the dominant bourgeois culture. This culture is 5upported 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 s.i.nce 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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