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Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg

RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBZINE (June 2014)
See: http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/

INDIA VEERS RIGHT, AS ASIA’S RULERS JOSTLE FOR HEGEMONY — by Richard Abernethy
The election of the anti-Muslim Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi in India is viewed in terms of the regional ascendancy of right-wing parties, and of the danger of war — Editors

THE DIALECTIC OF THE SPATIAL DETERMINATION OF CAPITAL: ROSA LUXEMBURG’S ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL RECONSIDERED — by Peter Hudis
Luxemburg argued that the accumulation of capital hinges not only on the internal temporal dynamics of particular capitalist societies but most of all on capitalism’s spatial penetration and destruction of the non-capitalist world.

THE ALTHUSSERIAN CUL-DE-SAC – by Kevin Anderson
Althusser’s structuralist Marxism is critiqued both in terms of his theory of ideological superstructures and his interpretation of Marx as an anti-humanist, anti-Hegelian.

See our LANGUAGES PAGES for recent Marxist-Humanist articles and books in Persian, Turkish, and other languages.
On our PERSIAN LANGUAGE PAGE we would like to single out:
PETER HUDIS’S INTRODUCTION TO MARX’S CAPITAL, VOL. 2, for Hassan Mortazavi’s forthcoming translation into Persian
[VIDEO] ON THE POSSIBILITY OF SOCIALISM IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Alireza Kia interviewed by Siamiac Ghobadi on the possibility of socialism in developing countries, especially the Arab world and Iran, with a focus on whether we can reach socialism without going through capitalist economic development as in western countries.

***RECENT BOOKS OF INTEREST:
THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON HISTORY, CULTURE AND DIALECTICAL THOUGHT — by David Black, Studies in Marxism and Humanism Series, Lexington Books, hardcover, with subsequent paperback

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG, VOL. I: ECONOMIC WRITINGS 1, edited by Peter Hudis, Verso Books, paperback

MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM – by Peter Hudis
Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books

MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY – by Heather Brown
Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books

THE DUNAYEVSKAYA-MARCUSE-FROMM CORRESPONDENCE, 1954-1978: DIALOGUES ON HEGEL, MARX, AND CRITICAL THEORY — edited by Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, Lexington Books

We have also posted reviews of these and other of our books in a variety of journals, among them AGAINST THE CURRENT, POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW, and MEDIATIONS.

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Althusser

Althusser

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Our Turn

PHILOSOPHY, REVOLUTION AND THE BATTLE OF IDEAS

Sponsored by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization (IMHO)

The Legacies of Louis Althusser, Guy Debord and Theodor Adorno reassessed in the light of Raya Dunayevskaya: the Dialectic Regained

7.30pm, Wednesday 25th June

At The May Day Rooms

88 Fleet Street

London EC4

(Nearest tube station: London Blackfriars)

 

SPEAKERS:

Kevin Anderson, co-editor of The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence

Dave Black, author of The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism

Ben Watson, author of Adorno For Revolutionaries

 

Free

ALL WELCOME

More information (including map), see: http://ammarxists.org/meeting-philosophy-revolution-and-the-battle-of-ideas/

 

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Dialectics

Dialectics

DIALECTICS OF THE CONCRETE

Karel Kosík and Dialectics of the Concrete

Prague, June 4–6, 2014

A conference organised by the Department for the Study of Modern Czech Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

In 1963 Karel Kosík published his path-breaking book Dialectics of the Concrete. It made an impact on both Marxist and non-Marxist thinkers, in Czechoslovakia and throughout the world. In this work Kosík set for himself an ambitious task—to re-think the basic concepts of the Marxist philosophical tradition and to employ them in the analysis of social reality. In the course of his analysis he touched on a wide array of issues that are still relevant today, including the problem of mystification or the “pseudo-concrete,” the social role of art, the conception of reality as a concrete totality, the conception of the human being as an onto-formative being, the systematic connection between labour and temporality, the relationship between praxis and labour, and the explanatory power of the dialectical method.

We would like to explore Kosík’s seminal work in both breadth and depth. To that end, we welcome papers addressing the following topics:

* Kosík in dialogue with other thinkers, such as Hegel, Marx, Labriola, Gramsci, Lukács, Heidegger, Marcuse, Popper, Gonseth, and Weber.

* Kosík’s response to other currents of thought, especially phenomenology, structuralism, existentialism, critical theory, and positivism.

* Kosík’s work in relation to other varieties of Marxist humanism.

* Dialectics of the Concrete in the context of Kosík’s overall philosophical œuvre.

* Dialectics of the Concrete and its influence on political theory, aesthetics, theology, cultural anthropology, sociology, pedagogy, and other fields.

The reception and critique of Kosík’s Dialectics of the Concrete in different parts of the world, such as East-Central Europe; in Germany, Italy, Russia, and Scandinavia; the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Lusophone worlds; China, Japan, and other countries in Asia.

Papers addressing other topics related to Kosík’s work are also welcome.

The conference will be conducted in English. Proposals—including a title and an abstract of 100–200 words—should be sent by 31 December 2013 to landa@flu.cas.cz. Submissions must be in .doc or .rtf format. Notice of acceptance will be sent by 30 January 2014. A conference fee of 100 Euros (60 Euros for students) will cover the costs of organising the conference (including conference accessories and coffee breaks). Details about the method of payment will be announced after abstract acceptance. The conference proceedings will be published as a book in 2015.

Organisers: Ivan Landa, Jan Mervart, Joseph Grim Feinberg

International Organising Committee: Johann P. Arnason, Peter Hudis, Joseph G. Feinberg, Ivan Landa, Michael Löwy, Jan Mervart, Francesco Tava

 

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Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

NEW MARXIST PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER, RACE, AND COLONIALISM

International Marxist-Humanists Public Meeting in London

Thursday 7th November 2013, 7.30pm

The Artists Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (Holborn Tube)

Convened by David Black

 

Speakers: 

Heather Brown on “Marx and the Dialectics of Gender and the Family” 
Kevin B. Anderson on “Marx and Said on Colonialism”
Peter Hudis on “Frantz Fanon as a Hegelian-Marxist” 

 

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Karl and Jenny Marx

Karl and Jenny Marx

THE YOUNG MARX LONDON READING GROUP

London Young Marx Reading Group

Starting at Birkbeck College, London, 10 October

We are reading the ‘young Marx’ and will begin with Marx’s  “Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right”.

The online text can be found here: http://www.marxists.org/ archive/marx/works/download/ Marx_Critique_of_Hegels_ Philosophy_of_Right.pdf 

Then maybe we should go on to the Paris Manuscripts (this is all up for discussion): http://www.marxists.org/ archive/marx/works/1844/ manuscripts/preface.htm

And then perhaps we can aim to squeeze in ‘Comment on James Mills’ “Elements of Political Economy”‘ (1844): http://www.marxists.org/ archive/marx/works/1844/james- mill/index.htm

We can play it by ear but this may take us up to the end of term (or longer). If we are willing and able we can then tackle “On the Jewish question” and “The Poverty of Philosophy” in the following Spring Term.

Please find below the room bookings for next term. We are at Birkbeck University of London. We can aim to read the first chapter for the first meeting, or as much as possible …

10th Oct – Room 112, 43 Gordon Square – 6-8pm

24th Oct – Room 112, 43 Gordon Square – 6-8pm

7th Nov – Reading Week – no room booked.

14th Nov – Room 112, 43 Gordon Square – 6-8pm

28th Nov – Room 112, 43 Gordon Square – 6-8pm

12th Dec – Room 112, 43 Gordon Square – 6-8pm

Map: https://maps.google.co.uk/ maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0& msid=116236913161085608084. 00048b5563538358f1878

Please visit the group online forum at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/london-marx-reading-group

Or send email to: london-marx-reading-group@googlegroups.com

Copied to: farout.left@gmail.com

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

IN MARX’S LABORATORY

Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse

http://www.brill.com/marxs-laboratory

Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore, University of Bergamo, Italy, Guido Starosta, National University of Quilmes, Argentina, and Peter D. Thomas, Brunel University, London

In Marx’s Laboratory: Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse provides a critical analysis of the Grundrisse as a crucial stage in the development of Marx’s critique of political economy. Stressing both the achievements and limitations of this much-debated text, and drawing upon recent philological advances, this volume attempts to re-read Marx’s 1857-58 manuscripts against the background of Capital, as a ‘laboratory’ in which Marx first began to clarify central elements of his mature problematic. With chapters by an international range of authors from different traditions of interpretation, including the International Symposium on Marxian Theory, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of key themes and concepts in the Grundrisse, such as method, dialectics and abstraction; abstract labour, value, money and capital; technology, the ‘general intellect’ and revolutionary subjectivity, surplus-value, competition, crisis; and society, gender, ecology and pre-capitalist forms.

Contributors include: Chris Arthur, Luca Basso, Riccardo Bellofiore, George Caffentzis, Martha Campbell, Juan Iñigo Carrera, Howard Engelskirchen, Roberto Fineschi, Michael Heinrich, Fred Moseley, Patrick Murray, Geert Reuten, Tony Smith, Guido Starosta, Massimiliano Tomba, Jan Toporowski, Peter D. Thomas, Joel Wainwright, and Amy Wendling.

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Faith Agostinone-Wilson

Faith Agostinone-Wilson

DIALECTICAL RESEARCH METHODS IN THE CLASSICAL MARXIST TRADITION – BY FAITH AGOSTINONE-WILSON

Peter Lang Publishing

Publication Date: June 17, 2013

ISBN-10: 1433117126

ISBN-13: 978-1433117121

At Peter Lang Publishing: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=76697&concordeid=311713

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Dialectical-Research-Classical-Tradition-Qualitative/dp/1433117126/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373116094&sr=1-1&keywords=faith+agostinone+wilson

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Applicable for both qualitative and quantitative researchers who work within a critical theory paradigm, Dialectical Research Methods in the Classical Research Tradition utilizes Marxist principles in aiding the design of inquiry whether at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Included in the text are issues related to social justice, what distinguishes Marxist research from other liberal-left paradigms, how mainstream research is used to support imperialism, re-evaluating ethics, and various forms of data collection. As a point of intellectual inspiration, the text will introduce both familiar and lesser-known names of those engaged in dialectical materialist inquiry past and present. Readers are first introduced to the features of Marxist research, followed by an overview of how research is currently used in academia and industry. Next, the text presents descriptions of dialectical research from both qualitative and quantitative traditions so that readers can access a sampling of existing inquiry. Finally, various forms of data collection and design considerations are laid out in an accessible manner, so that readers can begin to formulate their own research proposals.

“In the last several decades, Marxist educational theorists and researchers have pinpointed particular deficiencies and shortcomings in mainstream educational and social research and its postmodern pretenders. However, until now, there has never been a systematic and sustained critique of capitalist realism, pragmatism, and postmodernism as limiting and constraining forces for educational researchers. Faith Agostinone-Wilson has produced such a book, and furthermore offers an alternative vision for education research that challenges the legitimacy, efficacy, ethical validity, and sustainability of capitalist society and capitalist forms of education and education research.” —Glenn Rikowski, School of Education, University of Northampton, United Kingdom

“This is an immensely powerful, very much needed, bombshell of a book…skilfully constructed, clearly argued, and so, so, necessary in its critique of research and research methodologies as they currently are. This is a lucid, penetrating and Marxist analysis and proposal for what research should be. I loved reading this book, its call for committed research, for dialectical materialist enquiry as research not to describe the world but to change it. The book is stunningly good, important and necessary. I was, and am, knocked out by it, in admiration. It more than fills what is currently a lamentable gap in research methodology. Superb!” —Dave Hill, Research Professor in Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford and Cambridge, England; Chief Editor, The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

About the Author

Faith Agostinone-Wilson (Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University) is an associate professor of education at Aurora University. She teaches qualitative research methods and curriculum theory at the doctoral level. Past works include Marxism and Education Beyond Identity: Sexuality and Schooling.

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Karl & Jenny Marx

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM – VOLUME 23 NUMBER 3

Now Out: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/1569206x/20/3

 

CONTENTS:

 

Economics and Political Economy Today: Introduction to the Symposium on Fine and Milonakis

Author:  Sam Ashman

pp. 3–8 (6)

 

From Fetishism to ‘Shocked Disbelief ’: Economics, Dialectics and Value Theory

Author:  David McNally

pp. 9–23 (15)

 

Political Economy: History with the Politics Left Out?

Author:  Roger Backhouse

pp. 24–38 (15)

 

Sixteen Questions for Fine and Milonakis

Author:  J.E. King

pp. 39–60 (22)

 

‘From Political Economy to Economics’ and Beyond

Author:  Steve Fleetwood

pp. 61–80 (20)

 

From Freakonomics to Political Economy

Authors:  Ben Fine; Dimitris Milonakis

pp. 81–96 (16)

 

Why We Need to Understand Derivatives in Relation to Money: A Reply to Tony Norfield

Authors:  Dick Bryan; Michael Rafferty

pp. 97–109 (13)

 

David Craven (1951–2012): Marxist Historian of Art from las Américas *

Author:  Steve Edwards

pp. 111–112 (2)

 

David Craven – In Memoriam

Author:  Stephen F. Eisenman

pp. 113–115 (3)

 

Marxism, Art and the Histories of Latin America: An Interview with David Craven*

Author:  Angela Dimitrakaki

pp. 116–134 (19)

 

David Craven: A Select Bibliography

pp. 135–136 (2)

 

Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory, Gail Day, New York: Columbia University Press, 2010

Author: Benjamin Noys

pp. 137–144 (8)

 

Bolivia’s Radical Tradition: Permanent Revolution in the Andes, S. Sándor John, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009 ‘I Sweat the Flavor of Tin’: Labor Activism in Early Twentieth-Century Bolivia, Robert L. Smale, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010

Author:  Joseph Choonara

pp. 145–158 (14)

 

Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 1: The False Messiah, Alan Hart, Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2009; Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 2: David Becomes Goliath, Alan Hart, Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2009; Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 3: Conflict Without End, Alan Hart, Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2010

Author:  Max Ajl

pp. 159–180 (22)

 

Islam’s Marriage with Neoliberalism: State Transformation in Turkey, Yıldız Atasoy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Author:  Eren Duzgun

pp. 181–200 (20)

 

Everyday Life and the State, Peter Bratsis, Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2006

Author:  Elmar Flatschart

pp. 201–212 (12)

 

Empiricism

pp. 213–218 (6)

 

Notes on Contributors

pp. 219–222 (4)

 

Back Issues

pp. 223–224 (2)

 

Originally published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/now-out-historical-materialism-20.3

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

 

The Individuality Pr♥test: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/transcontinental/the-individuality-prtest

 

I Love Transcontinental: http://ihearttranscontinental.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

G.W.F. Hegel

HEGEL CONTRA SOCIOLGY READING GROUP

The Gillian Rose ‘Hegel Contra Sociology’ Reading Group will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 24 October at University College London (UCL), Foster Court Room 112, Gower Street (Tube: Russell Square or Goodge Street).

Map at: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=529649&y=182184&z=0&sv=51.5237,-0.1326&st=7&mapp=map.srf

The group will meet every alternate Wednesdays, so subsequent readings for the rest of 2012 will take place on 7 Nov, 21 Nov, 5 Dec and 19 Dec.

All welcome

 

The controversial 235-page text, by Britain’s best Post-War philosopher, first published in 1981, has now been republished by Verso. Uniquely, Hegel Contra Sociology, in challenging the legacy of Neo-Kantianism and its impact on Marxism and sociology in general, provides a dense but concise overview of all of Hegel’s main works: the System of Ethical Life, the Philosophy of Right, Phenomenology of Spirit, the Aesthetics and the Science of Logic.

The first session (or two) will be on chapter one, ‘The Antinomies of Sociological Reason’.

Dave Black will lead off the discussion.

David Black, Convenor

 

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Dialectics

TOWARD A DIALECTIC OF PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION – BY EUGENE GOGOL

Just off the press from Brill — Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization, by Eugene Gogol 

Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization is an exploration of Hegel’s dialectic and its radical re-creation in Marx’s thought within the context of revolutions and revolutionary organizations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Does a dialectic in philosophy itself bring forth a dialectic in revolutionary organization? This question is explored via organizational practices in the Paris Commune, the 2nd International, the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the Spanish Revolution of 1936-37 and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, as well as the theoretical-organizational concepts of such thinkers as Lassalle, Lenin, Luxemburg, Trotsky and Pannekoek.

“What Philosophic-Organizational Vantage Point Is Needed for Revolutionary Transformation Today?” is examined by engaging the theoretical arguments of a number of thinkers. Among them: Adorno, Dunayevskaya, Hardt and Negri, Holloway, Lebowitz, Lukcás, Mészáros and Postone.

Table of contents

Introduction: Philosophy, Organization, and the Work of Raya Dunayevskaya
Prologue: The Dialectic in Philosophy Itself

PART I: ON SPONTANEOUS FORMS OF ORGANIZATION VS. VANGUARD PARTIES
1: Marx’s Concept of Organization: From the Silesian Weavers’ Uprising to the First Years of the International Workingmen’s Association
2: The Commune of Paris, 1871: Mass Spontaneity in Action and Thought; Responsibility of the Revolutionary Intellectual: The Two-War Road Between Marx and the Commune
3: The Second International, The German Social Democracy, and Engels after Marx—Organization without Marx’s Organization of Thought
4: The 1905 Russian Revolution: Mass Proletarian Self-Activity and Its Relation to the Organizational Thought of Marxist Revolutionaries
5: The Russian Revolution of 1917 and Beyond
6: Out of the Russia Revolution: Legacy and Critique—Luxemburg, Pannekoek, Trotsky
7: Organizational Forms from the Spanish Revolution
8: The Hungarian Workers’ Councils in the Revolution: A Movement from Practice that Is a Form of Theory 

PART II: HEGEL AND MARX
9: Can “Absolute Knowing” in Hegel’s Phenomenology Speak to a Dialectic of Organization and Philosophy?
10: Rereading Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program Today

PART III: HEGEL AND LENIN
11: Lenin and Hegel—The Profound Philosophic Breakthrough that Failed to Encompass Revolutionary Organization
12: Hegel’s Critique of the Third Attitude to Objectivity—Its Relation to Organization

PART IV: DIALECTICS OF ORGANIZATION AND PHILOSOPHY IN POST-WORLD WAR II WORLD: THE WORK OF RAYA DUNAYEVSKAYA
13: Moments in the Development of Dunayevskaya’s Marxist-Humanism

PART V: CONCLUSION
14: What Philosophic-Organizational Vantage Point Is Needed?

Bibliograhy
Index

Originally published: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-from-brill-toward-a-dialectic-of-philosophy-and-organization-by-eugene-gogol

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Education Crisis

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM VOLUME 20 ISSUE 2 (2012)

See: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/1569206x/20/2;jsessionid=6ivqnb6165k0.x-brill-live-01

Volume 20, Issue 2
ISSN : 1465-4466
E-ISSN : 1569-206X

Articles

History versus Theory: A Commentary on Marx’s Method in Capital
Author: David Harvey
pp. 3–38 (36)

On Marxism’s Field of Operation: Badiou and the Critique of Political Economy*
Author: Gavin Walker
pp. 39–74 (36)

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Alain Badiou

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BADIOU STUDIES – CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN

http://www.badioustudies.org

“You could almost say my entire enterprise is one giant confrontation [démêlé] with the dialectic.” -Alain Badiou

The second issue of The International Journal of Badiou Studies will be dedicated to the dialectic. What are the consequences of the dialectic for Alain Badiou’s thought? What are the effects of Badiou’s thought on dialectics? The editors are soliciting papers that interrogate the dialectic in Badiou’s thought and the implications of this thinking to disciplines across the humanities and the sciences. Although our interest is in keeping the ambit for response as wide as possible, it would be particularly interesting to consider:

– The relationship between materialist dialectics and dialectical materialism. Dialectics from the 19th century to the 21st century.

– The development of dialectics in Badiou’s work from Théorie de la contradiction and Théorie du sujet to Logiques des Mondes and the Circonstances.

– The relationship between the dialectical, the non-dialectical and disjunctive synthesis to Badiou’s reading of Le Siècle. What are the consequences for our own ‘Circumstances’?

– How are we to define the term dialectics in the wake of Badiou’s work?

We welcome articles that examine the conditions of Badiou’s thought, and papers that use Badiou’s thought as a catalyst for considering the circumstances – whether scientific, amorous, political or artistic – in which we live.

Prospective articles should be in the range of 6,000-8,000 words, prepared for blind review, and accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words. Full articles should be sent by the 30th of September 2012.

Authors should follow the standard guidelines for online submission.

In line with the ethos of the IJBS, we will accept articles in supported world languages, although an English abstract is required for all submissions. Contact

emails:
Michael J. Kelly: hymjk@leeds.ac.uk
Arthur James Rose: enajr@leeds.ac.uk

THE IJBS
The International Journal for Badiou Studies is an international, peer-reviewed, open-source journal dedicated to the philosophy and thought of, and surrounding, the French philosopher Alain Badiou. The IJBS is dedicated to original and critical arguments that directly engage with the works of Badiou, as well as pertinent intellectual colleagues and related concepts. The aim of the IJBS is to develop a clear and transparent site for scholars interested in these ideas to come together from around the world to share their research and develop productive dialogues.

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