Raya Dunayevskaya 1973

Philosophy and Revolution

Written: 1973 (Introduction in 1986);
Source: Philosophy and Revolution (Chapters 3, 6 & 9 reproduced here);
Publisher: Columbia University Press, 1989;
HTML Markup: Andy Blunden;
Proofed: and corrected by Chris Clayton, 2006.

“It is in the nature of the administrative mentality of our state-capitalist automated age to consider Hegelian philosophy to be the private preserve of those ‘in the know’ while letting it remain ‘gibberish’ to the uninitiated. And although in the ‘East’ they bow before the founder of their state and in the ‘West’ sneer at Lenin's non-professional status as a philosopher, both poles find it convenient to keep apart what history has joined together – Hegel and Marx, Hegel and Lenin.” [Shock of Recognition]

New Thoughts on the Dialectics of Organisation and Philosophy Introduction to Philosophy & Revolution

3: The Shock of Recognition and the Philosophic Ambivalence of Lenin

6: Jean-Paul Sartre Outsider Looking In

9: New Passions and New Forces
The Black Dimension, The Anti-Vietnam War Youth, Rank-and-File Labor, Women's Liberation

Further reading:
Notes on Dialectics, C L R James
Lenin's Philosophical Notebooks, Cliff Slaughter
Hegel's Logic & the Grundrisse, Uchida
Absolute Idea, Science of Logic
Significance of Militant Materialism, Lenin
from Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, Lenin