Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre, and from Marx to Mao
Few thought systems have been as distorted and sometimes misconstrued as those of Marx and Hegel. Philosophy and Revolution, presented here in a new edition, attempts to save Marx from interpretations which restrict the revolutionary significance of the philosophy behind his theory. Developing her breakthrough on Hegel's Absolute Idea, Raya Dunayevskaya, who died in the June of 1987, aims at a total liberation of the human person not only from the ills of a capitalist society, but also from the equally oppressive state capitalism of established communist governments. She assumes within her theory of class struggle issues as diverse as feminism, black liberation, and even the new nationalism of third world countries. Moreover, Dunayevskaya combines within herself an incorruptible objectivity with a passionate political attitude, making this work a vibrant and concrete discussion of the vicissitudes of society, justice, equality, and existence."
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Dunayevskaya purported to be for the masses,for the most excluded sections in particular black people and women. And then she turned round and wrote in a manner that totally excluded them, in a manner that said' keep out this book is only for those lucky enough to have had the opportunity of going to college and learning advanced philosophical texts'. Did Dunayevskaya really believe that bus drivers and refuse collectors sat around reading Hegel's 'Phenomenology' and his 'Logic'. Unless you can understand complex Hegelian terminology then the essays in this book are gibberish. They are a slap in the face to any member of the working class who attempts to read them, a rebuke that says 'not for the likes of you' . I wish she were alive so I could tell her what a conceited hypocrite she is and that her writings, essays and books are a sick joke.
Absolute Negativity as New Beginning The Ceaseless movement of Idle and of History
A The Phenomenology of Mind or Experiences of Consciousness
B The Science of Logic or Attitudes to Objectivity
A Movement from Practice?
A New Continent of Thought marxs History Materialism and Its Inseparability from thre Hegelian Dialectic
Birth of Historical Materialism
The Grundrisse Then and Now
1 Progressive Epochs of Social Formations
B From Contradiction to Contradiction to Contradiction
C Alienation and Revolution
The challenge from the left
JeanPaul Sartre Outsider looking in
A The ProgressiveRegressive Method?
B The Dialectic and the Fetish
The African Revolutions and the World Economy
the Totality of the World Crisis
2 THE Automationand the Worker
C The Adventures of the Commodity as Fetish
The Shock of Recognition and the Philosophic Ambivalence of Lenin
ON THE EVE OF WORLD WAR II DEPRESSION IN THE ECONOMY AND IN THOUGHT
Leon Trotsky as Theoretician
A The Theory of Permanent Revolution
B The Nature of the Russian Economy or Making a Fixed Particular into a New Universal
C Leadership Leadership
The Thought of Mao Tsetung
A Discontinuities and Continuities
2 The Crucial Year 1965and The Great proletarian Cultural Revolution 196669
B New Human Relations or Tragedies Like Biafra?
State Capitalism and the East European Revolts
A The Movement from Practice Is Itself a Form of Theory
B Theory and Theory
C Once Again Praxis and the Quest for Universality
New Passions and New Forces The Black Dimension the Anti Vietnam War Youth Rank and file labor Womens liberation