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Lenin Reloaded

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ISBN: 9780822339298 9780822389552 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102085
Subject: Political Science
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Lenin Reloaded is a rallying call by some of the world’s leading Marxist intellectuals for renewed attention to the significance of Vladimir Lenin. The volume’s editors explain that it was Lenin who made Karl Marx’s thought explicitly political, who extended it beyond the confines of Europe, who put it into practice. They contend that a focus on Lenin is urgently needed now, when global capitalism appears to be the only game in town, the liberal-democratic system seems to have been settled on as the optimal political organization of society, and it has become easier to imagine the end of the world than a modest change in the mode of production. Lenin retooled Marx’s thought for specific historical conditions in 1914, and Lenin Reloaded urges a reinvention of the revolutionary project for the present. Such a project would be Leninist in its commitment to action based on truth and its acceptance of the consequences that follow from action.

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Literature --- Lenin --- Zizek --- Marxism --- Capitalism

Ontological Catastrophe: Žižek and the Paradoxical Metaphysics of German Idealism

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Book Series: New Metaphysics ISBN: 9781607853084 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.3998/ohp.12763629.0001.001 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Philosophy
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In Ontological Catastrophe, Joseph Carew takes up the central question guiding Slavoj Žižek philosophy: How could something like phenomenal reality emerge out of the meaninglessness of the Real? Carefully reconstructing and expanding upon his controversial reactualization of German Idealism, Carew argues that Žižek offers us an original, but perhaps terrifying, response: experience is possible only if we presuppose a prior moment of breakdown as the ontogenetic basis of subjectivity. Drawing upon resources found in Žižek, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and post-Kantian philosophy, Carew thus develops a new critical metaphysics—a metaphysics which is a variation upon the late German Idealist theme of balancing system and freedom, realism and idealism, in a single, self-reflexive theoretical construct—that challenges our understanding of nature, culture, and the ultimate structure of reality.

Die unendliche Aufgabe

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Book Series: Edition Moderne Postmoderne ISBN: 9783839403327 9783899423327 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.14361/9783839403327 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Philosophy
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Die Frage nach den Möglichkeitsbedingungen und motivationalen Ressourcen von Demokratie scheint heute aktueller denn je. Der vorliegende Band stellt sich dieser Frage und erkundet Perspektiven einer umfassenden Demokratisierung von Gesellschaft. Die Autoren beziehen sich dabei - teils zustimmend, teils kritisch - auf die Positionen eines radikaldemokratischen Diskurses (E. Laclau, Ch. Mouffe, J. Derrida, J. Rancière et al.), der sich gegenwärtig darum bemüht, das Politische und die Demokratie jenseits der etablierten Pfade klassischer politischer Theorien neu zu denken. Damit verbunden ist das übergreifende Anliegen der Beiträger, das Politische, das als Kraft einer demokratischen Selbstinstituierung von Gesellschaft verstanden wird, gegen die zunehmende Ökonomisierung aller Lebensbereiche zu verteidigen.

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