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81. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Christian Lotz, The Return of Abstract Universalism: A Critique of David Graeber's Concept of Society and Communism
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In this essay I critically examine David Graeber’s concept of “everyday communism.” Graeber claims that that all societies are ultimately based and founded upon what he calls the “communism of the senses.” This “two-level” version of social reality, as I intend to show in what follows from a Marxian standpoint, should be rejected, as it operates with a descriptive concept of society that posits as the center or “essence” of society its universal and ahistorical “human” base, on top of which hierarchical and economic relations are posited as “superstructures.” Graeber favors a theory that posits an ahistorical base underneath the historical. As a consequence, society disappears underneath an empty and abstract concept of the ethical. This image of society, I will argue with Marx and Engels, overlooks the categorical form of social relations, which cannot be reduced to an empty and abstract concept of sociality as “human” ethical relations. This is especially visible in the case of capitalist socialization.
special project: political theory and philosophy in a time of mass incarceration, part 2
82. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Natalie Cisneros, Andrew Dilts, Introduction to Part II
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83. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Andrea Pitts, White Supremacy, Mass Incarceration, and Clinical Medicine: A Critical Analysis of U.S. Correctional Healthcare
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Through a study of Fanon’s writings on colonial medicine, this paper focuses on the intersection of clinical medicine and mass incarceration. I argue that correctional medicine operates as an extension of colonial medicine via structural white supremacy. To clarify this position, I first draw from the recent literature on mass incarceration to highlight the relationship between carceral punishment in the U.S. and structural white supremacy. In the second section of the paper, I combine my analysis of structural white supremacy and mass incarceration with an analysis of colonial medicine. Here, I focus on Fanon’s writings on medicine and health under conditions of structural oppression to clarify a pattern of violence inflicted upon communities of color and poor communities in the United States, i.e., the communities most affected by mass incarceration.
84. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Joshua A. Miller, Daniel Harold Levine, Reprobation as Shared Inquiry: Teaching the Liberal Arts in Prison
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Respect for victims requires that we have social systems for punishing and condemning (reproving) serious crimes. But, the conditions of social marginalization and political subordination of the communities from which an overwhelming number of prisoners in the United States come place serious barriers in the face of effective reprobation. Mass incarceration makes this problem worse by disrupting and disrespecting entire communities. While humanities education in the prisons is far from a total solution, it is one way to make reprobation meaningful, so long as the prison classroom is a place where the educators’ values are also put at risk.
85. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
The Prison and Theory Working Group, 10 Key Points
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The Prison and Theory Working Group (PTWG) was founded in 2014 by a group of scholars and activists committed to prison abolition. Members of PTWG wrote "10 Key Points" collaboratively during in-person and virtual meetings over several months in 2014 and 2015. This collectively authored work is the first document that the group has produced. PTWG continues to work toward prison abolition, holds open events and workshops, and maintains a bibliography of work by currently and formerly incarcerated writers, which can be found at http://ptwg.org/.
review essays
86. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Arnold L. Farr, The Philosophy of Praxis and Utopian Possibilities: Marcuse, Marx, and Lukács on Revolution
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87. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Raphael Sassower, American Acquiescence: The Disappearance of the Labor Movement
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88. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Thomas Klikauer, Adorno, Auschwitz, and Autonomy
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89. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Christian Lotz, Bonefeld on Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy
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90. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 18 > Issue: 2
Daniel Shartin, The Justice System and Voter Suppression
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