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CONTENTS
EDITORIAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….TED BENTON
ARTICLES
ECOSOCIALISM – UTOPIAN AND SCIENTIFIC …………………………………………………………………….. TIM HAYWARD
THE ARTIFICIAL WOMB – PATRIARCHAL BONE OR TECHNOLOGICAL BLESSING? ………….. CARL HEDMAN
WRITING THE REVOLUTION – THE POLITICS OF TRUTH IN GENET’S
PRISONER OF LOVE ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SIMON CRITCHLEY

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INTERVIEW
CORNELIUS CASTORIADIS: AN INTERVIEW ……………………………………………………………. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY

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REVIEWS
G. Scarre, (ed.), Children, Parents and Politics
C. Steedman, Childhood, Culture and Class in Britain ……………………………………………………………………….. David Archard
A. Assiter, Pornography, Feminism and the Individual …………………………………….. ……………………………….. Jean Grimshaw
O. Poggeler, Martin Heidegger’s Path of Thinking ……………………………………………………………………………….. Jonathan Ree
D. Gooding, T. Pinch, and S. Schaffer, (eds.), The Uses of Experiment ………………………………………………. Jonathan Powers
M. Griffiths and M. Whitford, (eds.), Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy ……………………………………………… Tina Chanter
A. Heller and F. Feher, The Postmodern Political Condition
A. Heller, Beyond Justice
A. Heller, A Philosophy of Morals …………………………………………………………………………………………… Keith Ansell-Pearson
J.E. Grumley, History and Totality: Radical Historicism from Hegel to Foucault
M. Levinson, M. Butler, M. McGann and P. Hamilton, Rethinking Historicism: Critical Readings in Romantic History
R.D’Amico, Historicism and Knowledge …………………………………………….. ………………………………………………. Jonathan Ree
C. Nash,(ed.), Narritive in Culture. The Uses of Storytelling in the Sciences,
Philosophy and Literature …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. David Macey
D. Leith and M. Myerson, The Power of Address: Explorations in Rhetoric ……………………………………………….. Jeff Mason
D. Kellner, Jean Baudrillard: From Marxism to Post-Modernism and Beyond
D. Kellner, Critical Theory, Marxism and Modernity ………………………………………………………………………. Graham McCann
G. Werskey, The Visible College – A Collective Biography of British Scientists and Socialists
of the 1930’s ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Jonathafi Powers
S. Felman, Jacques Lacan and the Adventure of Insight …………………………………………………………………………. Tom Fumiss
P. Illingworth, Aids and the Good Society ……………………………………………………………………………………………… John Fauvel
A.N. Leak, The Perverted Consciousness: Sexuality and Sartre …………………………………………………………….. David Macey
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NEWS
Ethics for Sale? The Swansea Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Peter Osbome . 64

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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