Philosophy

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Against Post-Modernism: A Marxist Critique
Callinocos, Alex
Book
1982
Callinocos argues that the relativism preached by post-modernists leaves us with no objective criteria by which to reject those who would falsify the past.
The Anatomy of Judgment
Regal, Philip J.
Book
1990
Tracing the emergence of science and the social institutions that govern it, The Anatomy of Judgment is an odyssey into what human thinking or judgment mean.
Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosphy and Culture
Sokal, Alan
Book
2008
Exposes the faulty thinking and outright nonsence of the postmodernist critique of science, which asserts that facts, truth, evidence, even reality itself are all merely social constructs.
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Chomsky on Post-Modernism
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
What I find in the writings of the post-modernists is extremely pretentious, but on examination, a lot of it is simply illiterate, based on extraordinary misreading of texts that I know well (sometime...
Critical Theory
Horkheimer, Max
Book
1968
Essays by the founder of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt.
The Critique of Practical Reason
Kant, Immanuel
Book
1788
The Critique of Pure Reason
Kant, Immanuel
Book
1787
According to Kant, "The first step in regard to the subjects of pure reason, and which marks the infancy of that faculty, is dogmatic. The second, which we have just mentioned, is sceptical, and it gi...
Death of the university?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2010
As universities have turned into businesses, so students have turned into consumers. There is, however, a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a produc...
Dewey, John: Connexipedia Article
Article
American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer. (1859-1952).
Dialectic and History: An Introduction
James, C.L.R.
Book
1947
A pamphlet extracted from James' essay Dialcetical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity, originally published in 1947.
Dialectic of Enlightenment
Horkheimer, Max; Adorno, Theodor W.
Book
1944
A study of modern culture by two members of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt (The Frankfurt School).
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Park, Chris
Book
2008
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Dietzgen, Joseph: Connexipedia Article
Article
Socialist philosopher and Marxist. (1828-1888).
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2010-2011: Capital devours lives, labor, land; masses seek paths to freedom
Article
2010
A revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside."
Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844
Marx, Karl
Book
1844
A series of notes written between April and August 1844 by Karl Marx. Not published by Marx during his lifetime, they were first released in 1927. The notebooks are an early expression of Marx's analy...
Endarkenment: Postmodernism, Identity Politics, and the Attack on Free Speech
Leighton, Ron
Article
2017
Many today find the idea of free speech appalling—an awful fact to those who believe in freedom, quaint as it sounds. Left-liberals agitate to prevent disagreeable expression. Their masked street alli...
The Enlightenment: Connexipedia Article
Article
A term used to describe a time in Western philosophy and cultural life, centered upon the eighteenth century.
Everyday Life in the Modern World
Lefebvre, Henri
Book
1968
Everyday life is non-philosophical in relation to philosophy and represents reality in relation to ideality.
The German Ideology: Critique of Modern German Philosophy According to Its Representatives Feuerbach, B. Bauer and Stirner, and of German Socialism According to
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1846
Marx and Engels take on the "philosophic charlatanry" and pettiness and "parochial narrowness" of the pseudo-radicals of their time, "in particular the tragicomic contrast between the illusions of the...
Hegel by HyperText
Website
There is no short-cut to understanding Hegel other than reading him in the original or in translation. This site offers you a number of different ways to "get into" Hegel.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich: Connexipedia Article
Article
German philosopher, one of the creators of German Idealism. (1770-1831).
Hegel Quotes
Hegel, G.W.F.
Article
150 quotes from Hegel, linked to the context.
History and Realization of the Material Imagination
Goldner, Loren
Article
1979
Questions the currently existing lines between "culture" and "nature" and to posit a possible unitary theory encompassing both.
How French 'Intellectuals' Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained
Pluckrose, Helen
Article
2017
Postmodernism presents a threat not only to liberal democracy but to modernity itself.
John Locke Against Freedom
Quiggin, John
Article
2015
John Locke's classical liberalism isn’t a doctrine of freedom. It's a defense of expropriation and enslavement.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Korsch, Karl - Writings - Index
Korsch, Karl
Article
Writings of Karl Korsch (1886-1961).
Lectures on Philosophy
Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Article
1932
Lenin as Philosopher
Pannekoek, Anton
Book
1938
Since the importance of Lenin's philosophy is so strongly emphasised in Leninist organizations, it is necessary to make it the subject of a serious critical study. The doctrine of Party-Communism of t...
Lenin as Philosopher: Some additional remarks to Anton Pannekoek's recent criticism of Lenin's book Materialism and Empirio-Criticism
Korsch, Karl
Article
1938
Both in his revolutionary materialist philosophy and m his revolutionary jacobinic politics, Lenin hid from himself the historical truth that his Russian revolution, in spite of a temporary attempt to...
Man, Beast and Zombie: What Science Can and Cannot Tell Us About Human Nature
Malik, Kenan
Book
2000
Drawing upon the ideas of evolutionary biology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence, Malik questions many of our assumptions about human nature.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 5: Marx and Engels 1845 - 1847
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1847
Includes The German Ideology.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 6: Marx and Engels 1845 - 1848
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1848
Includes the Poverty of Philosophy and The Communist Manifesto.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 24: Marx and Engels 1874 - 1883
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes the Critique of the Gotha Programme, and Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 25: Engels
Engels, Friedrich
Book
Anti-Dühring & Dialectics of Nature
Marx and Engels on Philosophy
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Website
Early philosophical works.
Marxism and Freedom: From 1776 to Today
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1958
Dunayevskaya argues that Marx's theory is the generalisation of the instinctive striving of the proletariat for a new social order, a truly human society.
Marxism and Philosophy
Korsch, Karl
Book
1923
Marx's Theory of Alienation
Meszaros, Istvan
Book
1970
Meszaros provides a comprehensive treatment of Marx's theory of alienation by surveying Marx's work as a whole. In doing so, he argues against the commonly held distinction between a young philosophic...
Multiculturalism or World Culture?: On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown
Goldner, Loren
Article
1991
Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the valu...
The Myth of Sisyphus
Camus, Albert
Book
1955
Camus asks whether life has meaning, and whether suicide is a legimitate response to the absurdity of life. He says: "Although The Myth of Sisyphus poses mortal problems, it sums itself up for me as a...
The Nazis and Deconstruction: Jean-Pierre Faye's Demolition of Derrida
Goldner, Loren
Article
1993
A review of Jean-Pierre Faye's book 'La raison narrative', which traces the Nazi origins of deconstructionist and post-modernist concepts and terminology. Faye shows, for example, that the concept of ...
News & Letters: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2006 - 2007
Article
2006
We aim to help fill the void on the question of "what happens after" by creatively rethinking and restating his concept of "revolution in permanence" for today.
Ontological "Difference" and the Neo-Liberal War on the Social: Deconstruction and Deindustrialization
Goldner, Loren
Article
2001
We have today legions of people with a smattering of knowledge turning out reams of books filled with buzz words that could be (and have been) produced by a computer program, and could be (and are) pi...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
The Phenomenology of Mind
Hegel, G.W.F.
Book
1807
The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
Philosophers and Public Philosophy
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1968
In order for Chomsky to address the symposium's topic of Philosophers and Public Policy, he outlines the premises upon which his discourse is based. He claims that the USA faces a crisis that is large...
Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre, and from Marx to mao
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1973
Dunayevskaya argues in favour of a re-evaluation of the theoretical philosophy of Hegel and its application by Marx and the later Lenin to the history of mankind.
Philosophy Documents in the Marxists Internet Archive
Website
The value of knowledge, Marx and Engels on Philosophy, Marxist Philosophy, Introduction to Marxism.
Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
McCook, Alison
Article
2016
A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to e...
The Philosophy of Antonio Negri: Resistance in Practice
Murphy, S. Timothy (ed.), Mustapha, Abdul-Karim (ed.)
Book
2005
The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Essays on Dialectical Naturalism
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1990
Bookchin addresses questions such as 'What is nature?", "What is humanity's place in nature?", "What is the relationship of society to the natural world?"
The Position and Significance of J. Dietzgen's Philosophical Works
Pannekoek, Anton
Article
1902
A thorough study of Dietzgen's philosophical writings is an important and indispensable auxiliary for the understanding of the fundamental works of Marx and Engels. Dietzgen's work demonstrates that t...
Postmodernism: Paralysed by postmodernism
Kitching, Gavin
Article
2008
A great deal of "theory" in the humanities and social sciences -- and not just postmodern theory -- involves the creating of a kind of conceptual landscape filled with curious kinds of abstract object...
The Present State of the Problem of 'Marxism and Philosophy': An Anti-Critique
Korsch, Karl
Article
1930
A fundamental debate on the general state of modern Marxism has now begun, and there are many indications that despite secondary, transient or trivial conflicts, the real division on all major and dec...
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1971
These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. ...
The Redesigned Forest
Maser, Chris
Book
1990
An exploration of how forests are utilized, with particular interest paid to the old-growth coniferous forests of the Pacific north-west.
Requiem For The American Dream
Nyks, Kelly; Scott, Jared P.; Hutchison, Peter D. (directors)
Film/Video
2015
In his final long-form documentary interview - filmed over four years - Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality. Tracing a half-c...
Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
Ruiz, Carmelo
Article
2016
American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, ...
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1981
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Saint Max: Chapter 3 of The German Ideology
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Article
1845
Sceptical Essays
Russell, Bertrand
Book
...
Selections from the Prison Notebooks
Gramsci, Antonio
Book
1951
Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
Socialist Humanism
Fromm, Erich (ed.)
Book
1965
An international symposium whose contributors explore the humanist essence of socialism. Among the contributors are Herbert Marcuse, Maximilien Rubel, Norman Thomas, T.B. Bottomore, Raya Dunayevskaya,...
The Socialist Register 1975: Volume 12: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Society and Mind in Marxian Philosophy
Pannekoek, Anton
Article
1937
Society of the Spectacle
Debord, Guy
Book
1967
An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an ...
Theory of Knowledge
Russell, Bertrand
Article
1926
Theses On Feuerbach
Marx, Karl
Article
1845
The Trouble with Theory: The Educational Costs of Postmodernism
Kitching, Gavin
Book
2008
Postmodern theory has engaged the hearts and heads of the brightest students because of its apparent political and social radicalism. Yet Kitching writes: "At the heart of postmodernism is very poor, ...
The Unknown Dimension: European Marxism Since Lenin
Howard, Dick, Klare, Karl E.
Book
1972
The radical intellectual tradition of European post-Leninist Marxism, so different from the dogma of the orthodox leftist parties, is an unknowwn dimension. This anthology sets out to recover this Mar...
Unpopular Essays
Russell, Bertrand
Book
1950
A collection of essays that argues against dogmatic beliefs in politics, philosophy and other related topics.
The Value of Knowledge: A Miniature Library of Philosophy
Website
Tracing the development of ideas on the relation between consciousness and matter through the words of 140 philosophers over 400 years.
Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced ...
Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; Polychroniou, C.J.
Article
2016
Noam Chomsky explores the possibilities for a better human society.

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AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Dying With Dignity
To improve the quality of dying for all Canadians in accordance with their own wishes, values and beliefs.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...

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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

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Dictionary of Ologies and Isms
Quinion, Michael
2005
Existential Comics
A philosophy comic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also jokes.
Has Trump Stolen Philosophy's Critical Tools?
Williams, Casey
2017
Williams analyzes how U.S. President Trump is able to exploit the post-modernist view of the subjectivity of truth in order to wield power over how Americans perceive their own reality.
History of Western Philosophy
And its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Russell, Bertrand
1946
A history of western philosophy in relation to its social and economic background.
Philosophy & Ethics Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to philosophy and ethics in the Sources directory for the media.

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Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
Radical America - Volume 4, No. 6 - September - October 1970
Special Lenin-Hegel Issue
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Radical America - Volume 4, Number 6
Special Lenin-Hegel Issue - Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...