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The idea of communism

Author: Costas Douzinas; Slavoj Žižek; Alex Taek-Gwang Lee
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2010-<2016>
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Responding to Alain Badiouʹs "communist hypothesis", the leading political philosophers of the Left convened in London in 2009 to take part in a landmark conference to discuss the perpetual, persistent notion that, in a truly emancipated society, all things should be owned in common. This volume brings together their discussions on the philosophical and political import of the communist idea, highlighting both its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Idea of communism.
London ; New York : Verso, 2010
(OCoLC)762447929
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Costas Douzinas; Slavoj Žižek; Alex Taek-Gwang Lee
ISBN: 9781844674558 184467455X 9781844674596 1844674592 9781844679812 1844679810 9781784783945 1784783943 9781784783938 1784783935 9781784783969 178478396X 9781784783952 1784783951 9781844679805 1844679802
OCLC Number: 601096723
Notes: Conference proceedings.
Volume 3 edited by Alex Taek-Gwang Lee and Slavoj Žižek.
Description: volumes <1-3> ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. The idea of communism / Alain Badiou. To present oneself to the present : the communist hypothesis : a possible hypothesis for philosophy, an impossible name for politics? / Judith Balso. The leftist hypothesis : communism in the age of terror / Bruno Bosteels. The second time as farce : historical pragmatics and the untimely present / Susan Buck-Morss. Adikia : on communism and rights / Costas Douzinas. Communism : Lear or Gonzalo? / Terry Eagleton. 'Communism of the intellect, communism of the will' / Peter Hallward. The common in communism / Michael Hardt. Communism, the word / Jean-Luc Nancy. Communism : some thoughts on the concept and practice / Antonio Negri. Communists without communism? / Jacques Rancière. Did the cultural revolution end communism : eight remarks on philosophy and politics today / Alessandro Russo. The politics of abstraction : communism and philosophy / Alberto Toscano. Weak communism? / Gianni Vattimo. How to begin from the beginning / Slavoj Žižek --
v. 2. The communist idea and the question of terror / Alain Badiou. Communism as commitment, imagination, and politics / Etienne Balibar. On the Christian question / Bruno Bosteels. A commonist ethics / Susan Buck-Morss. Communist desire / Jodi Dean. From scientific socialism to socialist science : Naturdialektik then and now / Adrian Johnston. Remembering the impossible : for a meta-critical anamnesis of communism / Frank Ruda. Communist today / Emmanuel Terray. Answers without questions / Slavoj Žižek --
v. 3. The Seoul Conference / edited by Alex Taek-Gwang Lee and Slavoj Žižek. The crisis of representativeness and post-party politics / Wang Hui. Chinese communism revisited : still a class perspective, but why? / Pun Ngai. Liberating dictatorship : Communist politics and the cultural revolution / Cécile Winter. Althusser and Mao : a missed encounter? / Claudia Pozzana. Communism, the void / Alex Tack-Gwang Lee. The affirmative dialectics / Alain Badiou. The sixties and us / Alessandro Russo. Manifestos without words : the case of the Gwangju May in South Korea / Yong Soon Seo. Stairs of metaphor : the vernacular substitution-supplements of South Korean Communism / Ho Duk Hwang. Unpopular politics : the collective, the Communist, and the popular in recent Thai history / Rosalind C. Morris. No way out? Communism in the new century / Slavoj Žižek.
Responsibility: edited by Costas Douzinas and Slavoj Žižek.

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