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This anthology provides a chain of texts during which significant twentieth-century thinkers have interaction in discussion with their predecessors.

  • Presents a chain of texts during which significant twentieth-century thinkers have interaction in discussion with their predecessors.
  • Offers an cutting edge means into realizing sleek severe suggestion.
  • Spans the interval from Marx to the current day.
  • A dialog of principles emerges among one iteration and the subsequent.
  • Editorial fabric defines keyword phrases and maps out contested terrain.
  • Each piece is prefaced via contextualising notes and proposals for additional reading.

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44–71. G. W. F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. A. V. Miller (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977), pp. 185–210. See T. W. Adorno, The Stars Down to Earth and Other Essays on the Irrational in Culture, ed. Stephen ˇ izˇek, The Sublime Object of Ideology (London: Verso, Crook (London: Routledge, 1994); and Slavoj Z 1989), pp. 207–9. See, for example, Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization, trans. Richard Howard (London: Tavistock, 1967). See Louis Althusser, Philosophy and the Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientist, ed.

Of course, this produces an uninterrupted series of conflicts between the unceasingly revolutionary forces of the capitalist economy and the rigid legal system. But this only results in new codifications; and despite these the new system is forced to preserve the fixed, change-resistant structure of the old system. This is the source of the – apparently – paradoxical situation whereby the ‘law’ of primitive societies, which has scarcely altered in hundreds or sometimes even thousands of years, can be flexible and irrational in character, renewing itself with every new legal decision, while modern law, caught up in the continuous turmoil of change, should appear rigid, static and fixed.

Axel Honneth, ‘A Fragmented World: On the Implicit Relevance of Luka´cs’ Early Work’, The Fragmented World of the Social: Essays in Social and Political Philosophy, ed. Charles W. Wright (Albany: SUNY, 1995), pp. 50–60. Fredric Jameson, Marxism and Form (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971). Gareth Steadman Jones, ‘The Marxism of the Early Luka´cs’, Western Marxism: A Critical Reader, ed. New Left Review (London: Verso, 1977), pp. 11–60. Arpad Kadarkay, Georg Luka´cs: Life, Thought, and Politics (Oxford: Blackwell, 1991).

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