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New PDF release: Negativity and revolution : Adorno and political activism

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By John Holloway, Fernando Matamoros, Sergio Tischler

ISBN-10: 0745328369

ISBN-13: 9780745328362

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ISBN-10: 1849644152

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How can activists wrestle the political paralysis that characterises the anti-dialectical Marxism of Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze, with out reverting to a dogmatic orthodoxy? This e-book explores ideas within the 'negative dialectics' of Theodor Adorno.

The poststructuralist shift from dialectics to 'difference' has been so well known that it turns into tough to create significant progressive responses to neoliberalism. The individuals to this quantity come from in the anti-capitalist circulate, and shut to the troubles expressed in Negri and Hardt's Empire and Multitude. although, they argue forcefully and persuasively for a go back to dialectics so a real-world, radical problem to the present order might be constructed.

This is a passionate name to palms for the anti-capitalist flow. it's going to be learn via all engaged activists and scholars of political and significant concept

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1995a: 268)3 Subordination of difference to negation, dialectic discipline, adaptation of thought to the painful poverty of the world; the affirmation of difference beyond negation, a game of differences and celebration. The clash between the arguments is so direct that it resonates in two languages; to be more precise, in the contrast between Adorno’s words of hurt and Deleuze’s words of rebellion. And let us remember that, while Deleuze joined the rebellious Parisian students, Adorno evicted students from Frankfurt University.

It is not borne out by a careful reading of these texts which do reveal the influence of the times in which they are written, and address them in a philosophical language which does justice to their complexity and their mediatedness. Politics does not somehow become less mediated in a period of intensified struggle. This is the illusion of a certain kind of spontaneity, and one reason why it can have disastrous political results. Adorno does not pass a negative judgement on the possibilities of spontaneous action, but only on “thought bowing irrationally to the primacy of practice” (Adorno 1973:143–4), a practice which in its anti-theoreticism is left at “the prey of power,” whether that of charismatic leaders or revolutionary parties.

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