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1. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 21 > Issue: 2
Larry Alan Busk Radical Democracy with what Demos?: Mouffe and Laclau after the Rise of the Right
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This paper considers the radical democratic theory of Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau with reference to the recent rise of Right-wing populism. I argue that even as Mouffe and Laclau develop a critical political ontology that regards democracy as an end in itself, they simultaneously exclude certain elements of the demos. In other words, they appeal to formal categories but decide the political content in advance, disqualifying Right-wing movements and discourses without justification. This ambivalence between form and content reveals the limits of Mouffe and Laclau’s brand of radical democracy for understanding and critiquing the present political conjuncture.
2. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 21 > Issue: 2
Noah De Lissovoy Value and Violation: Toward a Decolonial Analytic of Capital
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While the decolonial turn calls into question the broad structure of Western knowledge projects, it also suggests an investigation of the central objects and categories of these projects. This study undertakes this latter investigation in relation to Marxist theory. Starting from the work of Frantz Fanon and contemporary theorists of coloniality, I consider three central figures in the Marxian critique of capital: enclosure, valorization, and real subsumption. Interrogating familiar and heterodox accounts of these figures, my analysis exposes an architecture of injury that comprehends the structure of value and that articulates a process of extended violation working beyond the dialectic.
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Andrew Feenberg Marcuse: Reason, Imagination, and Utopia
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Marcuse argues that society must be evaluated in terms of its unrealized potentialities. Potentialities are formulated by the imagination, which has an essential cognitive function in revealing what things might be. Utopian thinking, thinking that transcends the given facts toward their potentialities, is thus rational in Marcuse’s view. His explanation for this claim draws on Hegel, Marx, and phenomenology. With Freud, Marcuse elaborates the historical limits and possibilities of the imagination as an expression of Eros. Utopia is the historical realization in a refashioned world of the rational contents of the imagination.
4. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 21 > Issue: 2
Shari Stone-Mediatore Global Ethics, Epistemic Colonialism, and Paths to More Democratic Knowledges
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In recent decades, the literature of global ethics has promoted greater and more rigorous attention to transnational moral responsibilities. This essay argues, however, that prominent global-ethics anthologies remain burdened by Eurocentric/colonialist elements that contradict efforts to build more ethical transnational communities. Drawing on scholars of coloniality, including Enrique Dussel, Anibal Quijano, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith, the essay traces colonialist elements in deep structures of prominent global ethics texts. It examines how, even when texts argue for aid to the poor, these elements foster tendencies in the affluent world to detach from and dehumanize people on the other side of global hierarchies. They also deprive academic readers of the insights of grassroots global-justice struggles. The essay concludes by sketching some directions that those of us who study and teach global ethics might pursue in order to unsettle colonialist baggage and cultivate skills and relationships more conducive to ethical global communities.
symposium: theorizing race in the americas, by juliet hooker
5. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 21 > Issue: 2
Stephanie Rivera Berruz Introduction
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Stephanie Rivera Berruz Juxtaposition, Futurity, and the Politics of Race and Sexuality
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Sergio Armando Gallegos-Ordorica Agonistic Racial Politics and Anti-Racism Strategies
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Amir Jaima Race Analysis in the Frame of Both Americas
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Juliet Hooker Mestizaje, Futurity, and Agonistic Racial Politics in Hemispheric Racial Thought
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10. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 21 > Issue: 2
Anita Chari Beyond Marxology: Toward a Sensate Critique of Capital
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