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From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: 1953 letters on Hegel’s Absolutes

Raya Dunayevskaya’s May 12, 1953, letter—presented in two parts, here and in the next issue—is one of the historic-philosophic writings included in The Philosophic Moment of Marxist-Humanism. Continue reading

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On THE Philosophic Point and Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy

To understand today we must begin at the beginning, that is to say, as always, with Marx. Specifically the two periods are: the first and the last, the first being the philosophic moment, 1844 [Marx’s Humanist Essays or Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts]. That laid the ground for all future development. The last being the long hard trek and process of developments–all the revolutions, as well as philosophic-political-economic concretizations, culminating in Capital. Yet the full organizational expression of all came only then, i.e., the last decade, especially the 1875 Critique of the Gotha Program. Why only then? Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, January-February 2013, Part 1

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: RAVAGES OF CAPITALISM SHOW NEED FOR NEW WORLD The article on “Climate chaos and capitalism” (Sept.-Oct. 2012 N&L) is very relevant, especially the conclusion about how capitalism’s contradiction is that the … Continue reading

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The 200th anniversary of Hegel’s absolute method

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Essay The 200th anniversary of Hegel’s absolute method by Ron Kelch All revolutions, in the sciences no less than in general history, originate only in this, that the spirit of … Continue reading

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November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters is now available on the web

News & Letters, Vol. 57, No. 6 November-December 2012 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead Obama’s re-election doesn’t end clash of two worlds The two worlds of the rulers and the ruled shone through … Continue reading

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Situationists and Absolute Negativity

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Philosophic dialogue Situationists and Absolute Negativity It was good to have Ron Kelch’s Essay, “Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists,” in the Jan.-Feb. News & Letters open an overdue philosophic dialogue. As … Continue reading

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Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Essay Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists by Ron Kelch [Absolute negativity] is the simple point of the negative relation to self, the innermost source of all activity, of all animate and spiritual self-movement, the … Continue reading

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