Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism

This original, contemporary synthesis between phenomenology and Marx’s late work begins from Edmund Husserl’s The Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology to chart a new program for Socratic phenomenology in the ...

Author: Ian H. Angus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793640918

Category: Philosophy

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This original, contemporary synthesis between phenomenology and Marx’s late work begins from Edmund Husserl’s The Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology to chart a new program for Socratic phenomenology in the current confrontation between planetary technology and place-based Indigeneity.
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Transforming Politics with Merleau Ponty

... of labour which does not consume the entire working-day”—Marx, Capital, ... by natural fecundity” see (Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism: Crisis, ...

Author: Jérôme Melançon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538153093

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

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The contributors to this book offer productive new readings of Merleau-Ponty’s political philosophy and of other facets of his thought. They each deploy his theories to adopt a critical stance on urgent political issues and contemporary situations within society. Each essay focuses on a different aspect of political transformation, be it at the personal, social, national, or international level. The book as a whole maps out possibilities for thinking phenomenologically about politics without a sole focus on the state, turning instead toward contemporary human experience and existence.
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The Social Relevance of Philosophy

Kant , Groundwork , 57 . 30. Kant , Groundwork , 58 . 31. ... G. W. F. Hegel , Phenomenology of Spirit , trans . ... 4. Marx , Grundrisse 38 Chapter 2.

Author: Colleen K. Flewelling

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073910974X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 127

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Can philosophy be socially relevant? Dating back to Socrates' Apology, and beyond Marx's argument that pure philosophical theory without practical application was unattainable, philosophers have had many diverse views about their work, including that it is indispensable, that it is socially irrelevant, and even that it is harmful. Tracing the controversy through history, this book examines eleven philosophers' arguments concerning the question of the social relevance of philosophy, placing each thinker in the appropriate cultural and historical context. Colleen Flewelling focuses particularly on the Frankfurt School, as their program was aimed at producing a socially relevant theory. She suggests that philosophical theory and practice are, in fact, interconnected and that, if properly understood, some forms of philosophy can be socially relevant. The Social Relevance of Philosophy provides a concise, yet thorough, history of the debate on philosophy's role in society. It is essential reading for students and professional philosophers alike.
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Merleau Ponty s Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of Philosophy

... distinctive standpoint within the traditions of phenomenology, Marxism, ... 1 does some of the groundwork by way of supplying what any serious reader of ...

Author: Bryan A. Smyth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780937861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Bringing to light the essential philosophical role of Marxism within Merleau-Ponty's reinterpretation of transcendental phenomenology, this book shows that the realization of this project hinges methodologically upon a renewed conception of the proletariat qua universal class-specifically, that it rests upon a humanist myth of incarnation which, substantiated by Merleau-Ponty's notion of 'heroism', locates an objective historical purposiveness in the habituated organism of the modern subject. Foregrounding the phenomenological priority of history over corporeality in this way, Smyth's analysis recovers the 'militant' character of Merleau-Ponty's existential phenomenology. It thus sheds critical new light on his early thought, and challenges some of the main parameters of existing scholarship by disclosing the intrinsic normativity of his basic methodological commitments.
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The Emergence of Dialectical Theory

24 Marxism Before the war, neither Sartre nor Merleau-Ponty exhibited much ... his developing phenomenology was already forming the groundwork for his ...

Author: Scott Warren

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226873923

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Scott Warren’s ambitious and enduring work sets out to resolve the ongoing identity crisis of contemporary political inquiry. In the Emergence of Dialectical Theory, Warren begins with a careful analysis of the philosophical foundations of dialectical theory in the thought of Kant, Hegel, and Marx. He then examines how the dialectic functions in the major twentieth-century philosophical movements of existentialism, phenomenology, neomarxism, and critical theory. Numerous major and minor philosophers are discussed, but the emphasis falls on two of the greatest dialectical thinkers of the previous century: Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jürgen Habermas. Warren’s shrewd critique is indispensable to those interested in the history of social and political thought and the philosophical foundations of political theory. His work offers an alternative for those who find postmodernism to be at a philosophical impasse.
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Hegel s Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit

This is a new translation, with running commentary, of what is perhaps the most important short piece of Hegel's writing.

Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400826476

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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This is a new translation, with running commentary, of what is perhaps the most important short piece of Hegel's writing. The Preface to Hegel's first major work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, lays the groundwork for all his other writing by explaining what is most innovative about Hegel's philosophy. This new translation combines readability with maximum precision, breaking Hegel's long sentences and simplifying their often complex structure. At the same time, it is more faithful to the original than any previous translation. The heart of the book is the detailed commentary, supported by an introductory essay. Together they offer a lucid and elegant explanation of the text and elucidate difficult issues in Hegel, making his claims and intentions intelligible to the beginner while offering interesting and original insights to the scholar and advanced student. The commentary often goes beyond the particular phrase in the text to provide systematic context and explain related topics in Hegel and his predecessors (including Kant, Spinoza, and Aristotle, as well as Fichte, Schelling, Hölderlin, and others). The commentator refrains from playing down (as many interpreters do today) those aspects of Hegel's thought that are less acceptable in our time, and abstains from mixing his own philosophical preferences with his reading of Hegel's text. His approach is faithful to the historical Hegel while reconstructing Hegel's ideas within their own context.
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Karl Marx and the Anarchists Library Editions Political Science

He described The Phenomenology as a whole as 'the true birthplace and secret of the ... In so doing, Marx goes on, Hegel has laid the groundwork for future ...

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135025342

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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This study examines Marx’s disputes with, and attacks upon, those anarchist theoreticians he encountered at various stages of his career. Marx’s attacks on Stirner, Proudhon and Bakunin are shown to be of vital importance to his career as a theorist and revolutionist. The formative influences upon Marx’s writings and his political activity are discussed and analyzed. The author re-situates Marx’s thought in the context of the 19th century when Marxism was not an unchallenged orthodoxy but a doctrine and method that needed to be defended against rival revolutionary impulses.
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Karl Marx and the Anarchists

He described The Phenomenology as a whole as the true birthplace and secret of ... 38 In so doing , Marx goes on , Hegel has laid the groundwork for future ...

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0710206852

Category: Political Science

Page: 406

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Karl Marx and the Anarchists examines Marx's disputes with the anarchist theoreticians he encountered at various stages of his career as a revolutionist. Marx's attacks on Stirner, Proudhon, and Bakunin are shown to be of vital importance to the understanding not only of the subsequent enmity between Marxists and anarchists, but also of Marx's own interpretation of revolutionary politics.
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Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life

... including a person or a group's phenomenological sense of the possible and ... Karl Marx brilliantly proffers an example of interstitial power in The ...

Author: Omedi Ochieng

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315469485

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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What makes for good societies and good lives in a global world? In this landmark work of political and ethical philosophy, Omedi Ochieng offers a radical reassessment of a millennia-old question. He does so by offering a stringent critique of both North Atlantic and African philosophical traditions, which he argues unfold visions of the good life that are characterized by idealism, moralism, and parochialism. But rather than simply opposing these flawed visions of the good life with his own set of alternative prescriptions, Ochieng argues that it is critically important to step back and understand the stakes of the question. Those stakes, he suggests, are to be found only through a social ontology – a comprehensive and in-depth account of the political, economic, and cultural structures that mark the boundaries and limits of life in the twenty-first century. It is only in light of this social ontology that Ochieng then proffers an alternative normative account of the good society and the good life – which he spells out as emergent from ecological embeddedness; social entanglement; embodied encounter; and aesthetic engenderment. At once sweeping and rigorous, incisive and subtle, original and revisionary, this book does more than just appeal to intellectuals and scholars across the humanities and social sciences – rather, it opens up the academic disciplines to a whole new landscape of exploration into the biggest and most pressing questions animating the human experience.
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The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy

With his move to phenomenological Marxism in the 1950s, Sartre himself ... 17 One of the structures that lays the groundwork for Sartre's turn from the ...

Author: Robert Solomon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405143042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy is an accessible but sophisticated introduction to the most important figures in Continental philosophy in the last 200 years. Presents a definitive introduction to the core figures and topics of continental philosophy. Contains newly commissioned essays, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars. Provides a solid foundation for further study. Subjects include Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx and Marxism, Nietzsche, Husserl and Phenomenology, Heidegger, Sartre, critical theory, Habermas, Gadamer, Foucault, Derrida, postmodernism, and French feminism.
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Marxism Ideology and Literature

Hegel, once again 'abstractly', provided the groundwork from which Marx began to ponder the question of their “eternal charm'. In the Phenomenology he ...

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349162987

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Page: 228

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Dialectics in Social Thought

Peirce's pragmatism is an answer to Marx's dictum: “The philosophers have only ... Helaid the groundwork for phenomenology bypointingout the projection of ...

Author: G. Skoll

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137387066

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Dialectics in Social Thought examines the work of thinkers who used dialectics in their attempts to understand the world. Among them are foundational thinkers such as Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche; seminal social critics of the last century such as Camus and Sartre; and current contributors like Badiou, Rancière, and Žižek.
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The Long Path to Nearness

The Long Path to Nearness takes its place among the recent interdisciplinary work being done at the intersection of philosophy and communication studies.

Author: Ramsey Eric Ramsey

Publisher: Humanities Press International

ISBN: UOM:39015040144936

Category: Communication

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The Long Path to Nearness takes its place among the recent interdisciplinary work being done at the intersection of philosophy and communication studies. Bringing together Reichian psychoanalysis, the utopian Marxism of Ernst Bloch, and a rigorous phenomenology of communication following Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, Ramsey argues that studies of corporeality are a necessary component of a philosophy of communicative praxis directed toward ethical concerns. Arguing for a return to the body to address questions of ethics, Ramsey demonstrates that the communicative disclosure of worldly possibilities arises out of the conjunction of physical and hermeneutical capabilities of bodies and the material potentiality of situations. It is against this backdrop, which includes a detailed description of communicative praxis in a world destined by technology, that Ramsey develops the groundwork for an "ethics of relief." This study will be of interest to students of Philosophy and Communication Studies, as well as those in Cultural Studies and Sociology, who address theoretical issues concerning discourse, the body, and ethics.
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Chinese Marxism in the Post Mao Era

If an instrumental rather than a phenomenological view of religion is ... is by its own account merely the groundwork of a philosophical system which will ...

Author: Bill Brugger

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804717826

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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Just Cause

See Karl Marx , Critique of Hegel's " Philosophy of Right " ( Annette Jolin ... to be inconsistent with any recognition of our phenomenological existence .

Author: Drucilla Cornell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847697916

Category: Law

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One of the distinguishing features of Drucilla Cornell's work is its emphasis on the significance of ideals. The essays collected here examine how the ideals of freedom and equality associated with the democratic revolutions of the West have survived the challenges of twentieth century critiques. Cornell argues that, far from threatening these ideals, feminism, race theory, and other new theories have deepened their meaning and so allowed them to survive. In particular, Cornell here engages with issues surrounding representation and rights. Drawing on her experiences as a union organizer, she recounts how workers, and in particular women workers, came to imagine themselves in a way that allowed them to engage in political activism. The kind of representation--the imaginative acts by which we envisage the world and our role in it--is entwined, she argues, with struggles for representation in democratic practice. Cornell's work on law also reveals her vision of the role of the ideal. Included here are two of her most important contributions to legal theory--her well-known defense of worker's rights (also included is the response to her essay by Judge Richard Posner) and her ground-breaking defense of Spanish-language rights.
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Karl Marx s Social and Political Thought

1 develop it further in my book , Psychoanalytic - Marxism ( Groundwork ) ( 1993 ) , where I also treat its relationship ... The phenomenology of spirit .

Author: Bob Jessop

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415193303

Category: Marxian school of sociology

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Rethinking Marxism

This therefore makes it incumbent upon philosophy to do the important groundwork (aided by science wherever possible) of uncovering and developing into full ...

Author: Jolyon Agar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317834625

Category: History

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writers

Its Hegelian affinities reinforced by the discovery in 1932 of Marx's ... and phenomenology - made valuable contributions to Marxist approaches to the ...

Author: Kelly Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787645

Category: History

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The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing contains over 800 entries ranging from Lord Acton and Anna Comnena to Howard Zinn and from Herodotus to Simon Schama. Over 300 contributors from around the world have composed critical assessments of historians from the beginning of historical writing to the present day, including individuals from related disciplines like Jürgen Habermas and Clifford Geertz, whose theoretical contributions have informed historical debate. Additionally, the Encyclopedia includes some 200 essays treating the development of national, regional and topical historiographies, from the Ancient Near East to the history of sexuality. In addition to the Western tradition, it includes substantial assessments of African, Asian, and Latin American historians and debates on gender and subaltern studies.
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Conversations in Philosophy

... (ii) the groundwork for a phenomenology of development; and (iii) Marx's philosophy of economy and development. He is also an active amateur musician, ...

Author: F. Ochieng’-Odhiambo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443814867

Category: Philosophy

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Conversations in Philosophy: Crossing the Boundaries consists of essays that revolve around the question of the nature and meaning of philosophy, even as it demonstrates philosophy’s significance and relevance to some fundamental human problems and issues. The essays present diverse views of what philosophy might be and might aspire to be, with contributors being influenced by a wide range of philosophical approaches and traditions. The conversations also cut across disciplinary boundaries to interrogate and utilize ideas taken from ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, literary studies, cultural studies, and the sociology of science. Traversing regional boundaries, the essays show philosophical analysis at work in exploring some issues pertinent to African, Caribbean, European and American experiences, even while not ignoring Asian traditions. The collection presents interesting and intriguing views on how philosophical inquiry can illuminate various pressing problems: development, conflict, the discriminating preservation of worthwhile traditions, and the prevalence of apathy. It also reflects the vitality and multifaceted nature of philosophical discourse in grappling with live issues. Conversations in Philosophy is a comprehensive, balanced, and unique anthology of readings capturing the diversity of philosophical investigation.
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Marx s Dream

See Immanuel Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 1. See George L. Kline, “The Myth of Marx's ...

Author: Tom Rockmore

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226554662

Category: Philosophy

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Two centuries after his birth, Karl Marx is read almost solely through the lens of Marxism, his works examined for how they fit into the doctrine that was developed from them after his death. With Marx’s Dream, Tom Rockmore offers a much-needed alternative view, distinguishing rigorously between Marx and Marxism. Rockmore breaks with the Marxist view of Marx in three key ways. First, he shows that the concern with the relation of theory to practice—reflected in Marx’s famous claim that philosophers only interpret the world, while the point is to change it—arose as early as Socrates, and has been central to philosophy in its best moments. Second, he seeks to free Marx from his unsolicited Marxist embrace in order to consider his theory on its own merits. And, crucially, Rockmore relies on the normal standards of philosophical debate, without the special pleading to which Marxist accounts too often resort. Marx’s failures as a thinker, Rockmore shows, lie less in his diagnosis of industrial capitalism’s problems than in the suggested remedies, which are often unsound. ​ Only a philosopher of Rockmore’s stature could tackle a project this substantial, and the results are remarkable: a fresh Marx, unencumbered by doctrine and full of insights that remain salient today.
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