• Review Introduction to Non-Marxism by Francois Laruelle Prabuddha Bharata August 2017

    Author(s):
    Narasimhananda Swami (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Sociology
    Subject(s):
    Communism, Socialism, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Tag(s):
    Laruelle, western marxism, Marxism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1m9w-ng32
    Abstract:
    Extending his non-philosophical thought to examining possibilities of a redfinition of Marxism, in this volume François Laruelle shows that in the light of the apparent failure of Marxism or communism, we need to explore the ‘single cause-of-the-last-instance for this failure’ (12). Another reason for this failure could be, according to Laruelle, that ‘Marxism may have “lacked” the Real and tied its fate to the history-world’ (23). In this path-breaking and incisive reassessment of Marxism, Laruelle focuses on the real and the determination-in-the-last-instance to fnd if Marxism itself can be transformed to non-Marxism. e eloquence and sublimity of his thought come forth beautifully in this passage: ‘Idealism finds materialism unintelligible because it lacks self-consciousness.’ (102). This book is a must read for all concerned with Marxism.
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    5 years ago
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