Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebook 4: Contents

Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks: Notebook 4

(Notes on Philosophy.
I. Materialism and Idealism)


Note # Note title or words from first line
§1 If one wants to study a conception of the world
§2 De Man’s book
§3 Two aspects of Marxism
§4 Machiavellianism and Marxism
§5 Historical materialism and practical criteria or canons of historical and political interpretation
§6 Roberto Ardigň
§7 Superstructures and science
§8 Machiavelli and Marx
§9 A repertory of Marxism
§10 Marx and Machiavelli
§11 Fundamental problems of Marxism
§12 Structure and superstructure
§13 Notes and observations on the “Popular Manual”
§14 The concept of “orthodoxy”
§15 Croce and Marx
§16 The teleology of the “Popular Manual”
§17 Immanence and the “Popular Manual”
§18 The technique of thinking
§19 The “technical instrument” in the “Popular Manual”
§20 Croce and Marx
§21 The technique of thinking
§22 Croce and Marx. The value of ideologies
§23 The “Popular Manual” and sociological laws
§24 The Restoration and historicism
§25 Notes on the “Popular Manual
§26 The “Popular Manual” and the “ultimate cause”
§27 Teleology
§28 Antonino Lovecchio, Filosofia della prassi e filosofia dello spirito
§29 Machiavelli
§30 De Man’s book
§31 By Georges Sorel
§32 The “Popular Manual”
§33 The passage from knowing to understanding to feeling...
§34 Apropos of the appellation of “historical materialism”
§35 On the origin of the concept of “ideology”
§36 Criteria of “literary” judgment
§37 Idealism-positivism. ["Objectivity” of knowledge.]
§38 Relations between structure and superstructures
§39 On the “Popular Manual”
§40 Philosophy and ideology
§41 Science
§42 Giovanni Vailati and scientific language
§43 The “objectivity of the real” and Prof. Lukács
§44 Sorel
§45 Structure and superstructures
§46 Philosophy-politics-economics
§47 The objectivity of the real and Engels
§48 Henri De Man’s book
§49 The intellectuals
§50 The common school
§51 Brains and brawn
§52 Americanism and Fordism
§53 Concordats and international treaties
§54 1918
§55 The educational principle in elementary and secondary school
§56 Machiavelli and the “autonomy” of the phenomenon of politics
§57 Vincenzo Cuoco and passive revolution
§58 [Popular literature]
§59 [History of the subaltern classes]
§60 Cultural topics
§61 Philosophy-ideology, science-doctrine
§62 Military and political craft
§63 The Sorel-Croce correspondence
§64 "History and Anti-history”
§65 Past and present
§66 The military element in politics
§67 The relative greatness of powerful nations
§68 Il libro di don Chisciotte by E. Scarfoglio
§69 On political parties
§70 Sorel, the Jacobins, violence
§71 Science
§72 The new intellectual
§73 Lorianism
§74 G. B. Angioletti
§75 Past and present
§76 Vittorio Macchioro and America
§77 Types of periodicals
§78 The question of “structure and poetry” in the Divine Comedy...
§79 Criticism of the “unexpressed"?
§80 Pliny records that when Timanthes of Sicyon painted...
§81 The date of Guido Cavalcanti’s death...
§82 Guido’s disdain
§83 Vincenzo Morello. Dante, Farinata, Cavalcante
§84 The “renunciations of description” in the Divine Comedy
§85 One of the “Sotto la Mole” columns, entitled “Il cieco Tiresia”...
§86 I am transcribing some passages on the topic of Cavalcante and Farinata from a letter by Prof. U. Cosmo...
§87 Since one should not care a hoot about the solemn task of advancing Dante criticism...
§88 Shaw and Gordon Craig
§89 Cultural topics
§90 Catholic integralists, Jesuits, Modernists
§91 The cosmopolitan character of Italian intellectuals
§92 Cultural topics
§93 Intellectuals. Brief notes on English culture
§94 Concordat
§95 History of the subaltern classes


Notebook 4 Transcription/Mark-up: MG, 2003