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]

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

2009-02-07 Thread Charles Brown
:Picking up on Jim F's discussion below it seems to me that the structuralist and other objections to humanism are objections to individualism. That is  humanism/individualism as a failure to understand Marx's notion that human in individuals are an ensemble of their social relations.  The human

[Marxism-Thaxis] The Concept of Aura and the Question of Art in Althusser, Benjamin and Greenberg

2009-02-07 Thread Charles Brown
The Concept of Aura and the Question of Art in Althusser, Benjamin and Greenberg By Gary Tedman click here for related stories: science 1-28-09, 10:33 am I think we should not expect Marxism to produce a scientific (correct) theory of art, which would be like a Marxist

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] What are the CPUSA’s views on the USSR?

2009-02-07 Thread Charles Brown
--- On Sat, 2/7/09, juan De La Cruz ballist...@yahoo.com wrote: From: juan De La Cruz ballist...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] What are the CPUSA’s views on the USSR? To: cdb1...@prodigy.net Date: Saturday, February 7, 2009, 2:15 PM ...I think or want to recommend to start our