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1. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 13 > Issue: 1
Harry van der Linden, Richard A. Jones Editors’ Introduction
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2. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 13 > Issue: 1
Matthias Lievens Towards an Eco-Marxism
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For about the last ten years, a steadily growing stream of publications is feeding a fascinating international debate on the development of an Eco-Marxism. In this paper, the attempts to “ecologize” Marxism are critically discussed, starting with John Bellamy Foster’s path-breaking reconstruction of Marx’s conceptof “metabolic rift” and the Marxian analysis of the privatization of the commons. Although Marx’s understanding of the limits of nature is only partial, authors such as Paul Burkett have convincingly shown a reconstructed Eco-Marxism follows the fundamental tenets of ecological economics. This approach can also fruitfully inform the development of an ecosocialist political project.
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Stefan Gandler The Concept of History in Walter Benjamin’s Critical Theory
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The point of departure of this study is Walter Benjamin’s last text, “Theses on the Philosophy of History.” Benjamin appeals to the significance of theology for historical materialism in order to overcome one of the decisive reasons why Marx’s unique theoretical project, in its positivistic interpretations, was not understood with the necessary radicality and had been in danger of losing its explanatory power and revolutionary impulse. The necessity of looking back to the past constitutes the basic theme of the study, and it is analyzed at the epistemological, ontological and political levels. The view backwards is also necessary because the past shows how all its atrocities, which we think have been overcome, may at any time return in a way which we are unable to imagine.
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Abby Wilkerson “Obesity,” the Transnational Plate, and the Thin Contract
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This article explores how the notion of obesity as health problem (1) functions to obscure or justify global inequities related to food production and access and (2) indicates still deeper problems of injustice and the neglected role of embodiment in analyses of justice and injustice, and notions of political subjecthood. Food, the need to eat, and the food system shape social existence profoundly yet are underexplored in philosophy, especially political philosophy. Drawing on disability theory and food studies, this article uses the crisis of body weight to explore relationships between neoliberalism, transnational capitalism, the industrialized agro-food system, and world health. Obesity discourse spotlights lifestyle choices of individuals, casting women especially as making irresponsible decisions for their families. A politically informed (and more medically sophisticated) perspective suggests that the real crisis is a social pact, which I term the ThinContract, predicating personhood and full social inclusion on body type.
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Richard A. Jones Black Bodies, White Gazes
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Brian Elliott A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Marginality, Community and Public Policy in France and the United States
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James Stanescu On a New Philosophical Anthropology: Monstrosity and Authenticity in Hardt and Negri’s Commonwealth
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Jacqueline Hamrit The Story of French Theory
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Brandon Absher Reading Tomorrow’s Manifesto: A Coming Insurrection?
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