Call for Papers: Karel Kosík and Dialectics of the Concrete
Monday, September 16, 2013
Karel Kosík and Dialectics of the Concrete
Prague, June 4–6, 2014
A conference organised by the Department for the Study of Modern Czech Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
In 1963 Karel Kosík published his path-breaking book Dialectics of the Concrete. It made an impact on both Marxist and non-Marxist thinkers, in Czechoslovakia and throughout the world. In this work Kosík set for himself an ambitious task—to re-think the basic concepts of the Marxist philosophical tradition and to employ them in the analysis of social reality. In the course of his analysis he touched on a wide array of issues that are still relevant today, including the problem of mystification or the “pseudo-concrete,” the social role of art, the conception of reality as a concrete totality, the conception of the human being as an onto-formative being, the systematic connection between labour and temporality, the relationship between praxis and labour, and the explanatory power of the dialectical method.
The Spanish Translation of Raya Dunayevskaya’s The Power of Negativity
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We announce the Spanish translation of Raya Dunayevskaya, The Power of Negativity, edited by Peter Hudis and Kevin B. Anderson. Apparently misinformed by the US-based copyrightholders of Dunayevskaya’s writings, Editorial Biblos in Argentina has regrettably left out the fact that these writings by Dunayevskaya were selected, edited, and annotated by Hudis and Anderson.
This represents a serious distortion of the historical record, not only because it fails to identify those who edited the book but also because it gives the false impression that it was compiled by Dunayevskaya herself, which is not the case; the first English edition was published 15 years after her death.
Arabic Translation of Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We are pleased to make available to our readers the electronic version of the Arabic translation of Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom, published in 2010 with the support of the Victor Serge Foundation — Editors