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Author Gogol, Eugene, 1942- author.

Title Toward a dialectic of philosophy and organization / by Eugene Gogol
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 394 pages)
Series Studies in critical social sciences, 1573-4234 ; volume 45
Studies in critical social sciences ; v. 45. 1573-4234
Contents Part 1: On spontaneous forms of organization vs. vanguard parties. Marx's Concept of Organization: From the Silesian Weavers' Uprising to the First Years of the International Workingmen's Association ; The Commune of Paris, 1871: Mass Spontaneity in Action and Thought; Responsibility of the Revolutionary Intellectual: The Two-War Road Between Marx and the Commune ; The Second International, The German Social Democracy, and Engels after Marx--Organization without Marx's Organization of Thought ; The 1905 Russian Revolution: Mass Proletarian Self-Activity and Its Relation to the Organizational Thought of Marxist Revolutionaries ; The Russian Revolution of 1917 and Beyond ; Out of the Russia Revolution: Legacy and Critique--Luxemburg, Pannekoek, Trotsky ; Organizational Forms from the Spanish Revolution ; The Hungarian Workers' Councils in the Revolution: A Movement from Practice that Is a Form of Theory. -- Part 2: Hegel and Marx. Can "Absolute Knowing" in Hegel's Phenomenology Speak to a Dialectic of Organization and Philosophy? ; Rereading Marx's Critique of the Gotha Program Today. -- Part 3: Hegel and Lenin. Lenin and Hegel--The Profound Philosophic Breakthrough that Failed to Encompass Revolutionary Organization ; Hegel's Critique of the Third Attitude to Objectivity--Its Relation to Organization. -- Part 4: Dialectics of organization and philosophy in post-World War II World: the work of Raya Dunayevskaya. Moments in the Development of Dunayevskaya's Marxist-Humanism. -- Conclusion. What Philosophic-Organizational Vantage Point Is Needed?
Summary "Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization is an exploration of Hegel's dialectic and its radical re-creation in Marx's thought within the context of revolutions and revolutionary organizations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Does a dialectic in philosophy itself bring forth a dialectic in revolutionary organization? This question is explored via organizational practices in the Paris Commune, the 2nd International, the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the Spanish Revolution of 1936-37 and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, as well as the theoretical-organizational concepts of such thinkers as Lassalle, Lenin, Luxemburg, Trotsky and Pannekoek. "What Philosophic-Organizational Vantage Point Is Needed for Revolutionary Transformation Today?" is examined by engaging the theoretical arguments of a number of thinkers. Among them: Adorno, Dunayevskaya, Hardt and Negri, Holloway, Lebowitz, Lukcás, Mészáros and Postone."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-388) and index
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Subject Dialectic.
Communism and philosophy.
Philosophy, Marxist.
Revolutions -- Philosophy.
Organizational sociology -- Philosophy
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Communism and philosophy
Organizational sociology -- Philosophy
Philosophy, Marxist
Revolutions -- Philosophy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004232815