Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre, and from Marx to Mao (The Raya Dunayevskaya Series in Marxism and Humanism)

Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre, and from Marx to Mao (The Raya Dunayevskaya Series in Marxism and Humanism)

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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.

About Author

Raya Dunayevskaya, who died in June 1987, was the founder of Marxist Humanism in the United States. Philosophy and Revolution is the second work of what the author called her "trilogy of revolution." These works represent the development of her 1953 breakthrough on Hegel's Absolute Idea, when she saw within the Absolute Idea a movement from practice as a well as a movement from theory. She perceived this unity as a vision of a new human society.


Part 1 Why Hegel? Why Now? The Ceaseless Movement of Ideas and of History Chapter 2 The Phenomenology of Mind, or Experiences of Consciousness Chapter 3 The Science of Logic, or Attitudes to Objectivity Chapter 4 The Philosophy of Mind: A Movement from Practice Chapter 5 A New Continent of Thought: Marx's Historical Materialism and Its Inseparability from the Hegelian Dialetic Chapter 6 The 1840s: Birth of Historical Materialism Chapter 7 The 1850s: The Grundrisse, Then and Now: 1. "Progressive Epochs of Social Formations" 2. The "Automaton" and the Worker Chapter 8 The Adventures of the Commodity as Fetish Chapter 9 The Shock of Recognition and the Philosophic Ambivalence of Lenin Part 10 Alternatives Chapter 11 On the Eve of World War II: Depression in the Economy and in Thought Chapter 12 Leon Trotsky as Theoretician Chapter 13 The Theory of Permanent Revolution Chapter 14 The Nature of the Russian Economy, or Making a Fixed Particular into a New Universal Chapter 15 Leadership, Leadership Chapter 16 The Thought of Mao Tse-tung Chapter 17 Discontinuities and Continuities: 1. The Sino-Soviet Conflict 2. That Crucial Year 1965 and "The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution," 1966-69 Chapter 18 From Contradiction to Contradiction to Contradiction Chapter 19 Alienation and Revolution: 1. Hong Kong Interview 2. Sheng Wu-lien: The Challenge from the Left Chapter 20 Jean-Paul Sartre: Outsider Looking In Chapter 21 "The Progressive-Regressive Method" Chapter 22 The Dialectic and the Fetish Part 23 Economic Reality and the Dialectics of Liberation Chapter 24 The African Revolutions and the World Economy Chapter 25 Neocolonialism and the Totality of the World Crisis Chapter 26 New Human Relations or Tragedies Like Biafra? Chapter 27 State Capitalism and the East European Revolts Chapter 28 The Movement from Practice Is Itself a Form of Theory Chapter 29 Theory and Theory Chapter 30 Once Again, Praxis and the Quest for Universality Chapter 31 New Passions and New Forces: The Black Dimension, the Anti-Vietnam War Youth, Rank-and-File Labor, Women's Liberation

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  • ISBN13: 9780739105597
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780739105597
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 0739105590

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