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The Actuality of Communism

The Actuality of Communism One of the rising stars of contemporary critical theory Bruno Bosteels discusses the new currents of thought generated by figures such as Alain Badiou Jacques Ranci re and Slavoj i ek who are spear

  • Title: The Actuality of Communism
  • Author: Bruno Bosteels
  • ISBN: 9781844676958
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the rising stars of contemporary critical theory, Bruno Bosteels discusses the new currents of thought generated by figures such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Ranci re and Slavoj i ek, who are spearheading the revival of interest in communism Bosteels examines this resurgence of communist thought through the prism of speculative leftism an incapacity to move beyond lOne of the rising stars of contemporary critical theory, Bruno Bosteels discusses the new currents of thought generated by figures such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Ranci re and Slavoj i ek, who are spearheading the revival of interest in communism Bosteels examines this resurgence of communist thought through the prism of speculative leftism an incapacity to move beyond lofty abstractions and thoroughly rethink the categories of masses, classes and state Debating those questions with writers including Roberto Esposito and Alberto Moreiras, Bosteels also provides a vital account of the work of the Bolivian Vice President and thinker Alvaro Garc a Linera.

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    1. Since Alain Badiou’s argument in 2008 that the left should return to a politics of struggle based in a communist hypothesis (see his The Meaning of Sarkozy and The Communist Hypothesis) there has been a revitalisation of sharp and insightful writing, thinking and critical exploration of the options and ways of struggle. For Badiou the communist hypothesis, an essentially optimistic outlook, centres on two propositions, which he phrases in The Meaning of Sarkozy (see p 98) as first “that the [...]

    2. Bruno Bosteels provides close and incisive readings of several contemporary radical philosophers. He approaches the political theories of each thinker by asking the question: “what aspects of this thought might support a theory for staging a revolutionary intervention in the actual world?” Bosteels criticizes what he terms speculative leftism: the preoccupation with radical definitions and reformulations of philosophical questions that renders the development of revolutionary theory and prac [...]

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