Once the problem has been set out, we can no longer get away from it, and the Right itself has to talk in a different way. So… Read more "Antagonisms All the Way Down: Class Denial and Left Unity"
My book Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family has been published. This book came together over the course of many years of study in the Lacanian… Read more "Preface and Key Concepts from my book Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family"
The legacy of Nietzsche has major implications for the direction of socialist thought. My wager is that Nietzsche is the biggest antagonist to the possible victory of…… Read more “New interview on Nietzsche and Marx”
The Hidden God by Lucien Goldmann is what Marxist genealogy ought to be. If you want to track ur-concepts such as the “authentic,” “the good,” “community” and…… Read more “Notes on Goldmann and the faith of Marxism”
Here's a new review essay on German Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch and his intriguing book Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left. It's long been an interest of mine… Read more "The Materialism of Warm-Stream Marxism: Ernst Bloch on Ibn Sina"
Readers of this blog are invited to join me and my good friend Gabriel Tupinambá for a facilitated reading group on one of the most important Marxist… Read more "Reading Kojin Karatani’s The Structure of World History"
With increasing interest in new forms of Marxism, the philosophical origins of Marx’s thought have been a topic of important debate with many studies locating Marx’s early… Read more "On Kołakowski and the Neoplatonist Pre-History of Marxism"
The figure of the masses in protest takes on a near mystical and highly rational logic in post-Leninist thought during the twentieth century. For example, one of the… Read more "Why Do the Masses Posses Reason?"
In the closing chapter of Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s masterpiece, Intellectual and Manual Labor, he invokes the concept of “necessary false consciousness.” This is a type of false consciousness… Read more "Sohn-Rethel’s Necessary False Consciousness and Marxist Epistemology"
Now that the idea of an international proletariat is a thing of the past, Hardt and Negri, in Empire, invoke the specter of Hegel, or begin to… Read more "Overcoming the Fragmentation of Struggles"