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Posts tagged ‘dialectics’

Between sharing and antagonism

The invention of communism in the early Marx
by / RP 166 (Mar/Apr 2011) / Article

London calling

Why talk about communism today?* A first point everybody will be agreed upon: the spectre of communism is not haunting Europe, nor for that matter any other region of the world. The only place where ‘communism’ is a positive name for anything is China, where it designates the ruling party of one of …

Notes on nuance

Rethinking a philosophy of modern music
by / RP 125 (May/Jun 2004) / Article

Thinking politically with Merleau-Ponty

by / RP 108 (Jul/Aug 2001) / Article

Adorno on late capitalism

Totalitarianism and the welfare state
by / RP 089 (May/Jun 1998) / Article

In his appraisal of mass societies, Theodor W. Adorno briefly discussed those changes in Western economies that had helped to transform the earlier liberal phase of ʻfree marketʼ capitalism at the turn of the twentieth century. Responding in part to these changes, governments legislated into existence social welfare institutions and agencies that quickly became more or less permanent fixtures in their …

Intersubjectivity and openness to change

Michael Theunissen’s negative theology of time
by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / Article

The work of the German philosopher Michael Theunissen spans a forty-year period from 1958, when he published his doctoral thesis The Concept of Earnestness in Søren Kierkegaard, to the present. His general intellectual trajectory can be divided into four loosely distinct phases, developing from an early interest in existentialism, via a period focused on communication …

The tremor of reflection

Slavoj Žižek's Lacanian dialectics
by / RP 072 (Jul/Aug 1995) / Article

At first glance, the work of the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek seems to offer an irresistible range of attractions for theorists wishing to engage with contemporary culture, without accepting the flimsy postmodernist doxa which is often the only available gloss on it. Zizek’s thought is still strongly coloured by his Althusserian background, and …

Truth and Relativity: An Exchange

1. Sean Sayers' Relativism; 2. Once more on Relative Truth: A Reply to Skillen
by and / RP 064 (Summer 1993) / Article

Why Should a Dialectician Learn to Count to Four?

by / RP 058 (Summer 1991) / Article

Boundaries Versus Binaries

Bakhtin in/against the History of Ideas
by / RP 054 (Spring 1990) / Article

Hegel’s Theory of the Syllogism and its Relevance to Marxists

by / RP 048 (Spring 1988) / Article

The Frankfurt School and the Problem of Critique

A Reply to McCarney
by and / RP 045 (Spring 1987) / Article

Marx’s ‘Social Revolution’ and the Division of Labour

by / RP 044 (Autumn 1986) / Article

What Makes Critical Theory Critical?

by / RP 042 (Winter/Spring 1986) / Article

Marxism and the Dialectical Method

A Critique of G.A. Cohen
by / RP 036 (Spring 1984) / Article

Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx and Negativity

by / RP 035 (Autumn 1983) / Article

In Search of a Method

Hegel, Marx and Realism
by / RP 035 (Autumn 1983) / Article

Liberty, Authority and the Negative Dialectics of J.S. Mill

by / RP 032 (Autumn 1982) / Article

Lukács, Heidegger and Fascism

by / RP 031 (Summer 1982) / Article

Objectification and Alienation in Marx and Hegel

by / RP 030 (Spring 1982) / Article

A Comparison of Marxist and Hegelian Dialectical Form

by and / RP 030 (Spring 1982) / Article