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REVIEWS Wakey wakey John Gray, Enlightenment’s Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age, Routledge, London and New York, 1995. x + 203 pp., £19.99 hb., 0 415 12475 1. Why should the collapse of the Berlin Wall have come to stand as the symbol of the revolutions which swept away historical […]

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REVIEWS Biographemes Louis-Jean Calvet, Roland Barthes: A Biography, translated by Sarah Wykes, Polity Press, Cambridge, 1994. xiv + 291 pp., £25.00 hb., 0 7456 1017 X. In 1968, Roland Barthes solemnly announced the death of the author in a short article that echoed the obituary for man penned by Foucault in the final lines of […]

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REVIEWS AVANT-TARD Jean-Fran~ois Lyotard, The Inhuman: Reflections on Time, translated by Geoffrey Bennington and Rachel Bowlby, Oxford, Polity Press, 1991. viii + 216pp., £35 hb, 0 7456 0772 1 NorbertElias, Time: An Essay, translated in part from the German by Edmund Jephcott, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1992. 216pp., £35 hb,O 631 157980 Is it ever too […]

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Reiner Grundmann, Marxism and Ecology Jonathan Hughes Theodor W. Adorno, Alban Berg, Master of the Smallest Link Lambert Zuidervaart, Adorno’ s Aesthetic Theory: The Redemption of Illusion Jonathan Rée Moira Gatens, Feminism and Philosophy: Perspectives on Difference and Equality Herta Nagl-Docekal and Herlinde Pauer-Studer, eds., Denken der Geschlechterdifferenz: Neue Fragen und Perspectiven der Feministischen Philosophie […]

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Alan J. Friedman and Carol C. Donley, Einstein as Myth and Muse Jonathan Powers Mike S. Dufrenne, In the Presence of the Sensuous Matthew Rampley Louis Althusser, Philosophy and the Spontaneous Philosophy of The Scientists and Other Essays Alison Assiter, Althusser and Feminism Andrew Collier, Scientific Realism and Socialist Thought Ted Benton Andrew Benjamin, Translation […]

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REVIEWS LACAN AMONG THE RUBBLE David Macey, Lacan in Contexts, London, Verso, 1988, xi + 322pp., £34.95 hb, £12.95 pb, 0-86091-215-9 hb, 0-86091942-0 pb. French books on Lacan still belong to the age of faith. They are hagiographic, or obscure, or both. Anglo-Saxon versions tend to hesitate between admiring importation of French fashion and nervous […]

Hegel and the French Revolution

Hegel and the French Revolution Chris Arthur Hegel was born in 1770 and died in 1831. Thus he lived through the most revolutionary epoch the world had yet seen: the overthrow of the old regime in France, the revolutionary wars of Nepoleon, his defeat, the restorations. Even at the time of Hegel’ s death everyting […]

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REVIEWS ANTI -ANTI -ALTHUSSERIANISM Gregory Elliott, Althusser: The Detour of Theory, London, Verso, 1988, 359pp., £29.95 hb, £10.95 pb. Few events in the recent history of the intellectual left in Britain can have had as disruptive an effect upon its prevailing orthodoxies and habits of mind as the onset of ‘Ahtusserianism’ in the early 1970s. […]

Hegel as Lord and Master

Hegel as Lord and Master Chris Arthur INTRODUCTION The feminist interrogation of philosophy can take two forms. It can examine what philosophers have had to say about the nature and destiny of woman: here the record is one of almost universal sexism (Kennedy & Mendus 1987). In addition, it may ask if this is merely […]

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REVIEWS The Politics of Equality Michael Walzer, Spheres of Justice: A Defence of Pluralism and Equality, Martin Robertson, Oxford, 1983, £15 hb. Raymond Plent, Equality, Markets and the State, Fabian Society, London, 1984, £1.50 pb. American philosophers have in recent years made a number of major contributions to systematic political philosophy. Rawls and Nozick are […]

Fragments of an Analysis: Lacan in Context

Fragments of an Analysis: Lacan in Context David Macey At risk of caricature, the received Anglo-Saxon image of Lacan might be formalized as Freud + Saussure = Lacan (2). The received formula owes much to one of the first texts to introduce Lacan’s work to an English-speaking audience, namely the translation of Althusser’s ‘Freud and […]

Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx and Negativity

Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx and Negativity Chris Arthur In 1844 a turning point occurs in Marx’s philosophical development: for the first time he makes labour the central category of his social ontology (1) position of importance it was never to lose. Productive activity, and its alienation, are thematized in that most extraordinary document containing the results […]

Objectification and Alienation in Marx and Hegel

53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 Crucially, linguists do not agree. Mounin, G., Clefs pOUY’ la linguistique, Seghers, Paris, 1971, p.ll. See above, ‘Process Three – The Oedipus Complex, the Father and Social Rules’ . Identified by, amongst others, E.P. Thompson. Turkle, S., Psychoanalytic Politics, Burnett Books, New York, 1979. For […]

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Footnotes 3 4 6 7 8 9 Cf. the article ‘Prc’)jugc’)s’ in Voltaire’s Dictionnaire phiZosophique. XIIe Congr~s International d’Histoire des Sciences, Colloques, Textes des Rapports, Actes, Tome lA, Paris, 1970, p.34. T.S. Kuhn, The Copernican Revolution, Cambridge, Mass., 1957; Angus Armi tage, The World of Copernicus, Wakefield, 1972; Alexandre Koyrc’) , From the Closed World […]

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REVIEWS Bambrough: Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge Renford Bambrough, Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979 I read this book with some nostalgia. It was through Bambrough’s lectures and teaching on this and other topics that I was introduced to philosophy when I was a student. What attracted me then was his […]

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l- AltJlUsser, L. 1969 For Marx, London, Penguin; 1974 Elements d’autocritig~, Paris, HacheUe Arato, A. 1972a ‘Lukacs’ Theory of Reification’, Telos 11, pp25-66; 1972b Notes on ‘History and Class Consciousness’, Philosophical Forum Vol. JII, pp386-400 Colletti, L. 1973 Marxism and Hegel London, New Left Books Fecnberg, A. 1971 ‘Heificationand the Antimonies of Socialist Thought’ Telos […]

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Reviews Goodbye to all that’ ‘1 Perry Anderson, Considerations on western Marxism, New Left Books, 121pp, £4 Marx in British culture Through the sixties and early seventies English academic’ Marxism lay back with its legs open. We experienced the successive thrills of penetration by the giants of continental European Marxist philosophy. Lukacs, Korsch, Adorno (perhaps […]

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pose jor the RPJ not so much problems bral philosophy of the university. of editoiship as such (it is always II can’t. say I blame anyone for inexcellent) but problems of basic decision on this point. Meanwhile, RPJ is carrying out theoretical leanings and purposes. As a reader I am nQt always sure Mary Warnock’s […]