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Marxism and Alternatives

Towards the Conceptual Interaction Among Soviet Philosophy, Neo-Thomism, Pragmatism, and Phenomenology

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Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Immanence of Marxism-Leninism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 3-27
    3. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 28-41
    4. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 42-53
    5. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 54-61
    6. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 62-64
  3. The Transcendence of Neo-Thomism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 67-88
    3. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 89-97
    4. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 98-105
    5. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 106-112
    6. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 113-119
  4. The Concreteness of Pragmatism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 123-131
    3. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 132-149
    4. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 150-164
    5. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 165-176
    6. Tom Rockmore, William J. Gavin, James G. Colbert, Thomas J. Blakeley
      Pages 177-186
  5. The Transcendentalism of Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187

About this book

Introduction

Contemporary philosophy is by its nature pluralistic, to a perhaps greater extent than at any moment of the preceding tradition, in that there are multiple forms of thought competing for a position on the center of the philosophic stage. The reasons for this conceptual proliferation are numerous. But certainly one factor is the increasing development of contemporary means of publication and communication, which in turn make possible the rapid dissemination of ideas as well as an informed reaction to them. And this in turn has increased the possibility for serious philosophic exchange by enhancing the available opportunities for the interaction of competing forms of thought. But, although informed philosophic interaction has in principle become increasingly possible in recent years, the frequency, scope and quality of such discussion has often been less than satisfactory. Contemporary philosophic viewpoints tend not to interact in a Hegelian manner, as complementary aspects of a totally satisfactory and a-perspectival view, facets of a singly and all-embracing true position. Rather, contemporary philosophic viewpoints tend to portray themselves as mutually exclusive alternatives only occasionally willing to acknowledge the possible validity or even the intrinsic interest of other perspectives. Thus, although the multiplication of different forms of philosophy in principle means that there are greater possibilities for meaning­ ful exchange between them, in practice the tendency of each of the various philosophic positions to raise claims to philosophic truth from its point of view alone has had the effect of impeding such interaction.

Keywords

Lenin Leninism Marx logic marxism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Yale UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern MaineUSA
  3. 3.Boston State CollegeUSA
  4. 4.Boston CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Marxism and Alternatives
  • Book Subtitle Towards the Conceptual Interaction Among Soviet Philosophy, Neo-Thomism, Pragmatism, and Phenomenology
  • Authors I Rockmore
    W.J. Gavin
    J.G. Colbert Jr.
    J.E. Blakeley
  • Series Title Sovietica
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-8495-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1285-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-8497-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-8495-0
  • Series ISSN 0561-2551
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 314
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Philosophy
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