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THE PHILOSOPHY OF PRAXIS: MARX, LUKACS AND THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL

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By ANDREW FEENBERG

The origins of “Western Marxism”

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1638-the-philosophy-of-praxis

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The early Marx called for the “realization of philosophy” through revolution. Revolution thus became a critical concept for Marxism, a view elaborated in the later praxis perspectives of Lukacs and the Frankfurt School. These thinkers argue that fundamental philosophical problems are, in reality, social problems abstractly conceived.

Originally published as Lukacs, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory, THE PHILOSOPHY OF PRAXIS traces the evolution of this argument in the writings of Marx, Lukacs, Adorno and Marcuse. This reinterpretation of the philosophy of praxis shows its continuing relevance to contemporary discussions in Marxist political theory, continental philosophy and science and technology studies.

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ANDREW FEENBERG is the author of Critical Theory of Technology (1991), Alternative Modernity (1995), Questioning Technology (1999), Transforming Technology (2002), Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History (2005), and Between Reason and Experience: Essays in Technology and Modernity (2010).

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“Feenberg’s subtle and wide-ranging study of Lukacs’ History and Class Consciousness reaches forward to Marcuse and the Frankfurt School and backwards into Marx’s 1844 manuscripts. The book offers a whole new framework in which to grasp the history of Marxist theory, at the same time restoring Marcuse’s centrality in it.” – Fredric Jameson

“A model of lucid and sophisticated intellectual history.” – Martin Jay

“A most fascinating and significant book.” – Theory and Society

“A vigorous and thoughtful reassessment of both Lukacs and the Western Marxist tradition … of great interest to anyone interested in critical theory or continental philosophy.” – Robert Pippin

“Feenberg achieves his goal of demonstrating the relevance of seemingly dusty and abstract philosophical conundrums not only to contemporary social theory but to politics as well.” – The American Political Science Review

“Feenberg’s sensitive and intelligent treatment of a complex constellation of interrelated problems in Marxist studies should commend his book to a wide audience of interested scholars.” – Man and World

“Poses the central problem of history in such a way that every reader can identify its elements…. The author knows the subject thoroughly, and illuminates many points in the texts of his main authors, as well as in those of such subsidiary figures as Marcuse and Habermas.” – The Review of Metaphysics

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PAPERBACK: JULY 2014 / 272 pages / ISBN: 9781781681725 / $29.95 / £16.99 /$35.00 (Canada)

HARDBACK: JULY 2014 / 272 pages / ISBN: 9781781681732 / $95.00 / £60.00 / $108 (Canada)

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CRITICAL REFUSALS

We warmly welcome your participation: 

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA / USA
27-29 October 2011

The CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION for the “Critical Refusals” conference is available at: https://sites.google.com/site/marcusesociety/call-for-papers-participation-2011-conference 

ABSTRACTS & PROPOSALS due by 23 April 2011
email: ATLamas@sas.upenn.edu

Featured speakers (confirmed) include:

Angela Davis
Stanley Aronowitz
Alex Callinicos
Enrique Dussel
Andrew Feenberg
Michelle Fine
Axel Honneth
Peter-Erwin Jansen
Douglas Kellner
Heather Love
Peter Marcuse
Charles Mills
Nina Power
David Roediger

If you would like for me to send you an email attachment of the CALL FOR PAPERS (in pdf and Word formats), please send your email to:  atlamas@sas.upenn.edu

Thank you.
Warmly,
Andy Lamas

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1968

RETHINKING 1968

Forwarded from PhaenEx

http://www.phaenex.uwindsor.ca/

Dear All

PhaenEx has just published its latest Special Topics issue, “Rethinking 1968”, guest edited by Kevin W. Gray. It can be found at http://www.phaenex.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/phaenex

We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest. Please feel free to share this link with other listserves and colleagues.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

PhaenEx
Vol 4, No 2 (2009)

Table of Contents
http://www.phaenex.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/phaenex/issue/view/346

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Editorial Introduction: Rethinking 1968 (i-ii)
KEVIN W. GRAY

Articles
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May 1968, Sartre and Sarkozy (1-25)
JEAN-PIERRE BOULÉ

Saving 1968: Thinking with Habermas against Habermas (26-44)
KEVIN W. GRAY

The May 1968 Archives: A Presentation of the Anti-Technocratic Struggle in May 1968 (45-59)
ANDREW FEENBERG

May ’68 and the One-Dimensional State (60-77)
CHRIS REYNOLDS

The Frankfurt School’s Interest in Freud and the Impact of  Eros and Civilization  on the Student Protest Movement in Germany: A Brief History (78-96)
PETER-ERWIN JANSEN

Les événements de Mai  as Theory and Practice (97-129)
ADRIAN SWITZER

Sartre’s Pure Critical Theory (130-175)
JOHN DUNCAN

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Notes on Contributors (176-177)

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NOTE: I have found that the links above do not work. Perhaps you’ll find a way of getting into the journal online! However, I found that the journal’s old web site still works: http://old.library.georgetown.edu/newjour/p/msg03227.html I also discovered that Google’s cache for the PhaenEx site seems to work, at: http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:1c0V63XZGgcJ:www.phaenex.uwindsor.ca/+PhaenEx&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&ie=UTF-8 – but I still couldn’t get into the ‘Current Issue’ or the ‘Archives’!! The same old error message comes up! Grrr! They need to sort this out!

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