Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] [politicalaffairs] Re: Political Affairs Magazine - The Concept of quot; Auraquot; and the Question of Art in Althusser, Benjamin and Greenberg

2009-02-07 Thread Mehmet Cagatay
Mr. Dumain, would you please clarify why you regard Althusserian anti-humanism as a kind of epater les bourgeois? Thank you in advance, Mehmet Çagatay http://weblogmca.blogspot.com/ --- On Fri, 2/6/09, Ralph Dumain rdum...@autodidactproject.org wrote: Althusserian and French

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] [politicalaffairs] Re: Political Affairs Magazine - The Concept of quot; Auraquot; and the Question of Art in Althusser, Benjamin and Greenberg

2009-02-07 Thread Jim Farmelant
On Sat, 7 Feb 2009 05:30:54 -0800 (PST) Mehmet Cagatay mehmetcagatayay...@yahoo.com writes: Mr. Dumain, would you please clarify why you regard Althusserian anti-humanism as a kind of epater les bourgeois? The whole debate seems peculiarly French to me. In France since the 19th century

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] [politicalaffairs] Re: Political Affairs Magazine - The Concept of quot; Auraquot; and the Question of Art in Althusser, Benjamin and Greenberg

2009-02-07 Thread dogangoecmen
Jim, thank you very much for this illuminating background knowledge. Dogan -Original Message- From: Jim Farmelant farmela...@juno.com To: marxism-thaxis@lists.econ.utah.edu CC: marxism-thaxis@lists.econ.utah.edu Sent: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 15:27 Subject: Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] [politicalaffairs]

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] [politicalaffairs] Re: Political Affairs Magazine - The Concept of quot; Auraquot; and the Question of Art in Althusser, Benjamin and Greenberg

2009-02-05 Thread Charles Brown
Hello, Thanks for your response. Yes, I kinda thought the idea might be that much humanism is philosophical idealism ( in Engels famous sense in _Ludwig Feuerbach: The End of Classical German philsophy_, two great camps of philosophy,idealism and materialism, especially modern philosophy, on

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] [politicalaffairs] Re: Political Affairs Magazine - The Concept of quot; Auraquot; and the Question of Art in Althusser, Benjamin and Greenberg

2009-02-05 Thread Ralph Dumain
Althusserian and French anti-humanism in general is bullshit, the French intellectual's way of, as they say, epater les bourgeois. If humanism alludes to something else, then that should be decoded. And I think Tedman is quite mistaken. At 11:10 PM 2/5/2009, Charles Brown wrote: Hello, Thanks