Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy

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Insight Press, Incorporated, 2005 - Philosophy - 157 pages
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This anthology of reflections and observations features a firsthand view into the mind of the freewheeling leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, in the midst of developing his thought and re-envisioning the communist project. Featuring excerpts from a range of formal talks and informal discussions, this collection examines his cutting-edge vision and theory on topics at the center of current philosophical debate—how humans acquire truth, whether truth exists, the role of art and imagination in being human, and a Marxist view of the Enlightenment. Up against what he perceives to be Dark Ages–thought from the seats of power and "Bush-ism" in the Communist Movement, he brings forth an epistemology of intoxication with truth, a scientific world view, and an inviting vision of a Communist society.

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Bob Avakian is best described as a vainglorious loudmouth who poses as a Marxist thinker. This skinny little book is a minor waste of time, evidently transcribed from innumerable "talks" Avakian gives to followers. Read full review

Contents

Three Alternative Worlds
12
Can We Do Without Myth?
27
Bob Avakian in a Discussion with Comrades
43
Copyright

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Bob Avakian is the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. He is the author of Democracy: Can't We Do Better Than That; From Ike to Mao and Beyond; Phony Communism Is Dead: Long Live Real Communism; and Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About; and the co-author of Marxism and the Call of the Future: Conversations on Ethics, History, and Politics.

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