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CONTENTS
EDITORIAL …………………………………………………………………………………………….~ ……………………… STUART SIM
ARTICLES
THE SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL: A CASE OF SPECTACULAR NEGLECT ……………………… SADIE PLANT
FEMINISM, HUMANISM AND POSTMODERNISM ………………………………………………………………………. KATE SOPER
REIFICATION, CLASS AND ‘NEW SOCIAL MOVEMENTS’ ……………………………………………………… PAUL BROWNE
MARXISM AND PSYCHOANALYSIS: AN EXCHANGE …………………………………….. IAN CRAIB AND JOEL KOVEL
TIMELY MEDITATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. JONATHAN REE

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A SWEET AND SOUR VICTORY IN EASTERN EUROPE ………… ARPAD SZAKOLCZAI AND AGNES HO RV ATH

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Michele Le Doeuff , The Philosophical Imaginary …………………………………………………………………………………… Mary Tiles
Nicholas Costello, Jonathan Michie and Seumas Milne
Beyond the Casiono Economy: Planning for the 1990′ s ……………………………………………………………………….. Kevin Magill
Rita Felski, Beyond Feminist Aesthetics: Feminist Literature and Social Change ……………………………. Christine Battersby
Judith Dupont (ed.), The Clinical Diary of Sandor Ferenczi ………………………………………………………………….. David Macey
Peter Sloterdijk, Critique of Cynical Reason ………………………………………………………………………………………. Peter Osbome
Madan Sarup, An Introductory Guide to Post-Structuralism and Postmodernism ……………………………………….. Noel Parker
Chris Weedon, Feminist Practise and Poststructuralist Theory ………………………………………………………….. MargaretAtack
Paul Rabinow, French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment …………………………………………. David Macey
Richard and Rosalind Chirimuta, AIDS, Africa and Racism ………………………………………………………………….. Martin Barker
Ann Ferguson, Blood at the Root ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Alison Assiter
Terence Ball, Transforming Political Discourse: Political Theory and Critical Conceptual History …….. Graham McBeath
Ann Thompson and Helen Wi1cox (eds.), Teaching Women: Feminism and English Studies ………………………. Patricia Prior
Roy Bhaskar, Reclaiming Reality: A Critical Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy ………………………….. Tim Hayward
Gerald L. Bruns, Heidegger’s estrangements: Language, truth and poetry in the later writings ………………… Joanna Hoq.ge
John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, Michael Shortland and Robin Wilson (eds.), Let Newton be! ……………………… James Moore
John Gerassi, lean-Paul Satre. Hated Conscience of His Century. vol1 …………………………………………………. David Macey
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Samuel Beckett, An Obituary …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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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 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 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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