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the future of socialism
61. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Karsten J. Struhl, Why Socialists Should Take Human Nature Seriously
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It is tempting for socialists to claim that there is no human nature. I argue that we should resist this temptation and that the socialist project needs to take human nature seriously. To make this argument, I put forward a view of human nature derived from Marx, from Kropotkin, and from some recent work in evolutionary psychology. I also argue that while a socialist society is more in accord with the potentials for human flourishing and self-realization, we would do a disservice to the socialist project to simply wish away certain negative tendencies which may be built into the human genome.
62. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Christopher Ruth, Communist Existentialism: The Contemporary Relevance of Marx and Engels's Appropriation of Stirner
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Max Stirner pioneered a radically existentialist thinking in which the ego or the Unique One is able to appropriate its “predicates” or determinations as objects of consumption. In this sense the singular event is privileged over the intellectual “spooks” that express the predicate’s independence from and mastery over its subject. Karl Marx’s thinking was decisively altered by his encounter with Stirner, to whom he replied at length (with Engels) in The German Ideology. I propose that Marx and Engels’s critique and appropriation of Stirner provides the basis for what I call “communist existentialism,” and that this is the proper standpoint for radical philosophy today. After giving an account of this position, I briefly adopt it to critique two of the communist standpoints associated with “communization,” those of Tiqqun and Theorie Communiste.
63. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Brent Smith-Casanueva, Radical Philosophy After the Subject: Speaking to the Specters of Marx with Spivak, Derrida, and Butler
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This paper draws on the (explicit and implicit) dialogs of Gayatri Spivak, Jacques Derrida, and Judith Butler to reconsider Marx’s contribution to an understanding of political agency and subjectivity. It suggests that through engaging with certain voices of Marx, there emerges a complex and dynamic understanding that allows for a thinking of subjectivity as produced through structural conditions in a way that both enables and limits agency. These insights allow us to imagine the transformative political agency of those subjects marginalized within the current global order to engage in an emancipatory struggle marked by its openness and indeterminacy.
64. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Milton Fisk, Socialism for Realists
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One impediment facing socialists is the widespread belief among their opponents that they advance only by destroying things. Ironically, socialists often help spread this belief by declaring defeat when they are unsuccessful at destroying their targets. The thesis tested in this article is that, instead, socialism at its best hopes to transform the institutions we all inherit. It tries to transform values, culture, governance, production, and finance. Destroying that inheritance leaves no secure basis for generating a better world. The trick for the socialist realist is to find the right balance between radical destruction and timid gradualism.
radical gender theory
65. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Kim Q. Hall, No Failure: Climate Change, Radical Hope, and Queer Crip Feminist Eco-Future
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This paper offers a critique of the emphasis on anti-futurity and failure prevalent in contemporary queer theory. I argue that responsibility for climate change requires commitments to futures that are queer, crip, and feminist. A queer crip feminist commitment to the future is, I contend, informed by radical hope.
66. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Claudia Leeb, Radical Political Change: A Feminist Perspective
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This paper answers the question what is radical philosophy today by explaining the how, when, and who of socio-political transformation. We need both critical theorizing and a transformative practice to explain how we can change the world. We must theorize the moment of the limit in the objective domain of power, to answer the question when agency becomes possible. I introduce the idea of the “political subject-in-outline” that moves within the tension of minimal closure (the subject) and permanent openness (the outline) to theorize a who that remains inclusive and in a position to transform the status quo. Marx’s and Adorno’s thought remains central to theorize socio-political transformation today.
67. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Joshua Mills-Knutsen, Challenging Allies: Audre Lorde as Radical Exemplar
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In 1979, Audre Lorde delivered a paper at a conference celebrating feminism that proceeded to undermine the self-congratulatory tone of the participants by alerting them to the ways that they too were in need of radical critique. In this paper I explore the nature and importance of what it means to be radical by analyzing Lorde’s place within the broader trend of philosophical self-criticism as it specifically relates to the feminist movement. My goal is to argue that while radical theory must always stretch out toward the world, it must always turn back on itself in order to avoid the very injustices it seeks to correct.
book reviews
68. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Frieda Afary, From the Transcendence of Capitalism to the Realization of Human Power as an End in Itself: Reading Marx’s Corpus as a Whole
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69. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Ryan Edwards, Squinting at the End of History
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70. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 17 > Issue: 1
Jeffrey Epstein, The State of Sovereignty and a Future Democratic Justice
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