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Posts tagged ‘Science’

Revealing the Truth of Art

by / RP 058 (Summer 1991) / Article


The Artificial Womb

Patriarchal Bone or Technological Blessing?
by / RP 056 (Autumn 1990) / Article

Every area of technological innovation has an idea that can serve as a kind of ‘Rorschach Test’ for revealing some of our deepest intuitions.l Consider, e.g., the idea of a fully automated factory. This idea can be used to bring out a person’s intuitions as to the progressive potential of cybernetics. Some people will share …


Socialism and Myth

The Case of Sorel and Bergson
by and / RP 046 (Summer 1987) / Article


Scientific and Social Problems and Perspectives of Alternative Medicine

Analysis of a Dutch Controversy
by , and / RP 041 (Autumn 1985) / Article


Marksism: The Shape of Things to Come?

by / RP 037 (Summer 1984) / Editorial


Women and the High Priests of Reason

by / RP 034 (Summer 1983) / Article


Realism and Social Science

Some Comments on Roy Bhaskar's 'The Possibility of Naturalism'
by / RP 027 (Spring 1981) / Article


Scientific Socialism

A Positivist Delusion?
by / RP 023 (Winter 1979) / Extras


Reply to Keat and Dews on Dialectic

by / RP 021 (Spring 1979) / Extras


Science, Social Science and Socialist Science

Reason as Dialectic
by / RP 015 (Autumn 1976) / Article


The Theory of Ideology

Some Comments on Mepham
by / RP 013 (Spring 1976) / Article


How to Defend Society Against Science

by / RP 011 (Summer 1975) / Article


Technology and Liberation

by / RP 011 (Summer 1975) / Article

Critics of capitalism have traditionally considered technological development as subject to the control of dominant interests and thus as one aspect, albeit crucial, of a broader strategy aimed at reproducing existing social relations. In opposition to technological determinists (who hold material progress to be dependent on the number of individuals there happen to be of …


Reductionism and the ‘Uniqueness of Man’

by / RP 010 (Spring 1975) / Extras


Rancière and Althusser

by / RP 010 (Spring 1975) / Extras

Rancière’s critique of Althusser and Ted Benton’s comments (RP 7 and RP 9 respectively) raise fundamental problems about the nature of theoretical debate in addition to fundamental problems at the level of theory itself. I take Benton to be presenting a defence of a more or less orthodox Althusserian position and the following points …


On the theory of ideology

The politics of Althusser
by / RP 007 (Spring 1974) / Article

Certainly it is an interesting event we are dealing with: the putrescence of the absolute spirit (Marx, German Ideology, Part 1)

All the mysteries which lead theory into mysticism find the irrational solution in human practice and in the understanding of that practice’. For a long time the main mystery as far as …


Truth and Practice

by / RP 005 (Summer 1973) / Article


The Marxist Theory of Truth

by / RP 004 (Spring 1973) / Article