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RA d i c a l p h i l o s o p h y

a j o u r n a l o f s o c i a l i s t a n d f e m i n i s t p h i l o s o p h y© Radical Philosophy Ltd

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2000

Editorial collective

Chris Arthur, Andrew Chitty, Andrew Collier, Diana Coole, Philip Derbyshire,

Howard Feather, Jean Grimshaw, Joseph McCarney, Kevin Magill, Stewart Martin,

Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne, Stella Sandford, Sean Sayers, Alessandra Tanesini

Editorial group

Howard Feather, Kevin Magill, Stewart Martin, Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne (Reviews), Stella Sandford, Alessandra Tanesini

Contributors ben watson

is a freelance music critic.

His publications include Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play and Art, Class and Cleavage (Quartet, 1998)

Peter hallward

is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of French,

Kings College, University of London.

Matt F. Connell

teaches at Nottingham Trent University. He is writing an introduction to Adorno for Pluto Press.

Steve giles

a Reader in German Studies and Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham. His publications include Bertolt Brecht and Critical Theory (1998) and Bertolt Brecht: Centenary Essays (co-ed., [19] 98).

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Commentary

Backwoods Musicology: Roger Scruton’s Aesthetics of Music

Ben Watson ………………………………………………………………………………………. 2ARTICLES

The Singular and the Specific: Recent French Philosophy

Peter Hallward ………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

Childhood Experience and the Image of Utopia:

The Broken Promise of Adorno’s Proustian Sublimations

Matt F. Connell ………………………………………………………………………………… 19

Cracking the Cultural Code:

Methodological Reflections on Kracauer’s ‘The Mass Ornament’

Steve Giles ……………………………………………………………………………………… 31RESPONSE

Revolutionary Romanticism: A Reply to Agnes Heller

Max Blechman ………………………………………………………………………………… 40REVIEWS

Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Ann Snitow, eds, The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Womenʼs LiberationSheila Rowbotham, Threads Through Time: Writings on History and Autobiography

Tonya Blowers …………………………………………………………………………………. 44

Bruce Robbins, Feeling Global: Internationalism in DistressPheng Cheah and Bruce Robbins, eds, Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation

John Kraniauskas ……………………………………………………………………………. 48

Simon Critchley, Ethics–Politics–Subjectivity: Essays on Derrida, Levinas and Contemporary French ThoughtJeffrey T. Nealon, Alterity Politics: Ethics and Peformative Subjectivity

Iain MacKenzie ………………………………………………………………………………… 51

Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Interpretation as Pragmatics

Rachel Malik ……………………………………………………………………………………. 53

The Virilio Reader, ed. James Der Derian

Esther Leslie ……………………………………………………………………………………. 55

Sarah Kofman, Camera Obscura: Of Ideology

Stewart Martin ……………………………………………………………………………….. 56NEWS

Flirting with Fascism – The Sloterdijk Debate

Andrew Fisher ………………………………………………………………………………… 58

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