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1. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Justin I. Fugo Responsibility for Violence: Scarcity and the Imperative of Democratic Equality
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This paper critically examines violence, and our shared responsibility for it. Drawing on insights from Jean-Paul Sartre, I develop the correlation between scarcity and violence, emphasizing scarcity as agential lack that results from conditions of oppression and domination. In order to develop this correlation between scarcity and violence, I examine the racial dimension of violence in the U.S. Following this analysis, I claim that we all share responsibility for the social structural processes in which we participate that produce scarcity. On these grounds, I argue for the imperative of democratic equality, i.e., conditions for the self-development and self-determination of all.
2. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Jennifer Kling, Megan Mitchell Bottles and Bricks: Rethinking the Prohibition against Violent Political Protest
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We argue that violent political protest is justified in a generally just society when violence is required to send a message about the nature of the injustice at issue, and when it is not ruled out by moral or pragmatic considerations. Focusing on protest as a mode of public address, we argue that its communicative function can sometimes justify or require the use of violence. The injustice at the heart of the Baltimore protests—police brutality against black Americans—is a paradigmatic case of this sort, because of the rela­tionship of the police to the injustice and the protests against it.
3. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Joaquin A. Pedroso Beyond a “New Intolerance”: The Place of Reason in Proudhon’s Anarchism
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In this article I tease out a conception of reason in Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s writings that is both decoupled from Enlightenment notions of human nature, progress, and transcendental truth, as well as auto-critically engaged with the anti-authoritarian Enlightenment ethos of anarchist thought. In so doing, I hope to reveal how the Proudhonian deployment of reason retained a healthy skepticism of foundationalism, philosophical systems-building, and the intellectualism bred of its dogmatic excesses as well as reconsider Proudhon’s relation to our most privileged faculty.
4. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Brook J. Sadler Getting (Un-)Hitched: Marriage and Civil Society
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In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges. Although I concur that same-sex couples should have the right to marry if anyone does, I argue that civil marriage is an unjust institution. By examining the claims employed in the majority opinion, I expose the Court’s romanticized, patriarchal view of marriage. I critique four central claims: (1) that marriage is central to individual autonomy and liberty; (2) that civil marriage is uniquely valuable; (3) that marriage “safeguards” children and families; and (4) that marriage is fundamental to civil society.
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5. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Asad Haider Identity and the End of History Revisited
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6. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Christian Lotz Lukács Is Dead. Long Live Lukács
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7. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Christine Darr, Christoffer Lammer-Heindel Spiritual Freedom and the Socialist Project
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8. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Marcelo Hoffman The Militant Citizen and Popular Anger
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9. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Roderick Howlett Bridging Thought’s Gaps: Adorno’s Nonidentical
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10. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Andreea Deciu Ritivoi Democracy from Vision to Voice
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11. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
John Wallace Strategic Tasks for Radical Democrats
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12. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 2
Contributors
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13. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Harry van der Linden A Note from the Editor
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14. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Marco Angella Axel Honneth, Reification, and "Nature"
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I begin by briefly reconstructing Honneth’s concept of reification. His paradigm gives the reification of the non-human environment a marginal position in comparison to the reification of human beings, thereby detracting from its explanatory and critical potential. In order to avoid this outcome, I subsequently present a paradigm of subject identity formation in which not only affectively-based intersubjective interactions but also affectively-based interactions with the non-human environment are, in both a “genetic” and a “conceptual” sense, essential to establish an objective and meaningful relationship with external reality. On the basis of this paradigm a closer connection can be identified between the reification of human beings and the reification of the non-human environment—a connection in which the reification of the latter may reinforce human reification (and vice versa).
15. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Omar Dahbour Justice, Social not Global
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In this article, I argue that justice is necessarily inapplicable to the global scale, since there is no such thing as a global society in the proper sense. I examine why this is so, and criticize two types of arguments for global justice—maximalist conceptions (such as those of Charles Beitz and Allen Buchanan) that argue for a robust notion of redistribution on the global scale, and minimalist conceptions (such as those of Thomas Pogge and Iris Young) that argue for a notion of redress or solidarity across borders.
16. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Nathan Eckstrand Does Fidelity to Revolutionary Truths Undo Itself?: Systems Theory on Badiou and Žižek
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This article examines Alain Badiou’s and Slavoj Žižek’s advocacy for fidelity to revolutionary truths in light of complex system theory’s understanding of resiliency. It begins with a discussion of how Badiou and Žižek describe truth. Next, it looks at the features that make a complex system resilient. The article argues that if we understand neoliberalism as a resilient system, then the fidelity to revolutionary truths that Badiou and Žižek advocate is not enough, for it doesn’t realize how truths come from the system as a whole. The article concludes by describing how this viewpoint alters discussions of political change.
17. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Grant J. Silva Racism as Self-Love
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In the United States today, much interpersonal racism is driven by corrupt forms of self-preservation. Drawing from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, I refer to this as self-love racism. The byproduct of socially-induced racial anxieties and perceived threats to one’s physical or social wellbeing, self-love racism is the protective attachment to the racialized dimensions of one’s social status, wealth, privilege, and/or identity. Examples include police officer related shootings of unarmed Black Americans, anti-immigrant sentiment, and the resurgence of unabashed white supremacy. This form of racism is defined less by the introduction of racism into the world and more on the perpetuation of racially unjust socioeconomic and political structures. My theory, therefore, works at the intersection of the interpersonal and structural by offering an account of moral complacency in racist social structures. My goal is to reorient the directionality of philosophical work on racism by questioning the sense of innocence at the core of white ways-of-being.
18. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Kelly Struthers Montford Land, Agriculture, and the Carceral: The Territorializing Function of Penitentiary Farms
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The Correctional Service of Canada is currently re-instituting animal-based agribusiness programs in two federal penitentiaries. To situate the contemporary function of such programs, I provide a historical overview of prison agriculture in relation to Canadian nation-making. I argue that penitentiary farms have functioned as a means of prison expansion and settler territorialisation. While support for agricultural programming is rooted in its perceived facilitation of rehabilitation and vocational training, I show that these justifications are untenable. Rather the prison farm ought to be viewed as an institution made possible by and that reproduces, settler colonial power relations to animals, labour, and territory. Prison agribusiness is then an expression of colonial, agricultural, and carceral powers.
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19. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Rosa M. O'Connor Acevedo Decoloniality: The Task of Delinking from Multiple Spheres of Colonial Oppression
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Forrest Perry Climate Change and Revolutionary Agency
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