Download e-book for kindle: The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism by Peter D. Thomas

By Peter D. Thomas

ISBN-10: 9004167714

ISBN-13: 9789004167711

Winner of the Premio internazionale Giuseppe Sormani 2011, presented via the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci in Turin for the simplest book/article on Gramsci within the interval among 2007-2011 internationally.

Antonio Gramsci's felony Notebooks are this day said as a vintage of the human and social sciences within the 20th century. The impression of his proposal in several fields of scholarship is just handed by way of the varied interpretations and readings to which it's been subjected, leading to usually contradictory 'images of Gramsci'. This booklet attracts at the wealthy fresh season of Gramscian philological reviews to be able to argue that the real importance of Gramsci's inspiration is composed in its precise place within the improvement of the Marxist culture. supplying an in depth reconsideration of Gramsci's concept of the nation and thought of philosophy, The 'Gramscian moment' argues for the pressing necessity of taking on the problem of constructing a 'philosophy of praxis' as an important point within the modern revitalisation of Marxism.


[...] Peter Thomas has controlled to write down an enormous and leading edge interpretation of Antonio Gramsci. i'm convinced that this may and will turn into a “go-to” textual content for these drawn to knowing the significance of Gramsci. I hugely suggest this article, and grownup educators desirous to draw on Gramscian innovations might forget about this article at their very own peril.
John D. Holst, grownup schooling Quarterly Vol. sixty two, No. 1 (February 2012), pp. 92-94

[...] Thomas has written one of many best remedies of Gramsci from a Marxist point of view. when it comes to philosophical mirrored image, it's an grand source that might set the bar for any critical theoretical engagements with the Gramsci’s historicism for your time to come.
Harrison Fluss, Parrhesia, No. 14 (2012), pp. 71-76.

For a person attracted to Gramsci, Peter Thomas’ The Gramscian second is readily turning into required interpreting given its exhaustive presentation of Gramsci’s notion and politics. [...] Bringing Thomas’ philosophical matters to undergo on Gramsci’s therapy of distinction may possibly probably function an immense rejoinder to post-Marxist readings of Gramsci.
Michael Ekers, Antipode, Vol. forty four, No. three (June 2012), pp. 1034-1038

Thomas single-handedly redefined and redesigned the study software at the very nature of the criminal Notebooks. [...] In time, researchers will make the most of Thomas’s groundbreaking paintings. it may be learn by means of every body who's curious about revitalizing Marxian concept. meant for either graduate scholars and Gramsci students [...].
Jelle Versieren, overview of Radical Political Economics, Vol. forty four No. 1 (March 2012), pp. 120.

Peter Thomas’ booklet is notable within the scope and intensity of its argument... [his] analyzing of Gramsci [...] is helping us reconsider the questions dealing with Marxist philosophy in a fashion that could comprise historicity and dialectics along immanence an radical contingency, hence heading off the boundaries self-imposed upon a wide a part of present radical theorizing, with no falling again into idealist hypothesis. Thomas’ name to re-introduce Gramsci on the middle of Marxist philosophy
needs to be heard.
Panagiotis Sotiris, technology and Society, Vol. seventy six, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 105–114

Book has been presented with the Premio internazionale Giuseppe Sormani 2011 through the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci in Turin, Italy.
The award justification reads: "Si tratta di un lavoro di eccellente qualità, che impressiona consistent with los angeles struttura equilibrata, l’ampiezza dei riferimenti alla bibliografia in varie lingue e l. a. limpidezza dell’esposizione. […] Il libro si segnala così come una delle migliori monografie d’insieme sul pensiero di Gramsci che, collocato criticamente nel contesto europeo, emerge in tutta l. a. sua penetrante modernità."

[...] ciò che sorprende nella lettura di Thomas è los angeles capacità di instaurare un dialogo costante tra Gramsci e Althusser – al di là degli schematismi dogmatici che hanno opposto i due autori negli anni’60 e’70 (storicismo contra strutturalismo, ermeneutica contra epistemologia) –sulla teoria dello Stato, sulla teoria dell’ideologia e sulla teoria della storia, pensata non nella forma intrinsecamente teleologica degli stadi di sviluppo, ma nella sua politicità, tutta immersa nei rapporti di forza e nei conflitti della congiuntura: in questo senso lo storicismo assoluto di Gramsci e los angeles teoria del pace storico althusseriano si incontrano, produttivamente, nel tentativo di costruire quello che potremmo definire un nuovo “materialismo della congiuntura.
Vittorio Morfino, in Critica Marxista No. 1 (2011), pp. 48-55

Peter D. Thomas’s clean reassessment of the criminal Notebooks... serves as very important corrective to this non-political, “cultural studies” Gramsci. Thomas’s purpose to re-politicize and re-historicize Gramsci’s undertaking in the context of the Communist foreign (Comintern) is...a singular fulfillment.
Adam Hilton, Socialist stories, Vol. 7, No 1-2 (2011), pp. 341-346

The Gramscian second is an extraordinary paintings of scholarship and one that should still develop into a Marxist vintage. it's terrifyingly erudite, superbly written, and compellingly argued.
Daniel Hartley, KULT on-line, No 27 (2011)

il libro dell’australiano Peter D. Thomas [...] è un grande libro, perché, con una maestria che spero venga universalmente apprezzata, riesce a sintetizzare e a mettere in equilibrio una doppia tensione, difficilissima da controllare: quella tra l’approccio diacronico ai Quaderni del carcere e los angeles necessità di ricostruire un qualche ordine al loro interno; e quella tra approfondimento storico-filosofico e proposta teorica dentro los angeles discussione filosofica marxista(e para-marxista) attuale.
Fabio Frosini, Critica Marxista, No. 3-4 (2010), pp. 73-77

[...] el libro di Thomas – che considero il più importante lavoro sul pensiero di Gramsci pubblicato in lingua inglese nell’ultimo trentennio [...]
Alastair Davidson Critica Marxista, No. 3-4 (2010), pp. 55-57

Peter Thomas n'a pas seulement écrit un livre épais, il a écrit un grand livre.
Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Actuel Marx No, 49

[...] The Gramscian second has essentially establishd Thomas as one of many best specialists within the box, and the publication will without doubt develop into crucial analyzing for all critical scholars of Gramsci's book.
Mark McNally, Radical Philisophy No. 162 (July/August 2010)

Peter Thomas has produced a great booklet, which readers of this magazine may still beg, scouse borrow or borrow to procure a duplicate, putting Gramsci firmly, not only within the innovative camp, yet as a Leninist rooted within the early, innovative years of the Communist International.
Chris Bambery, foreign Socialism, A magazine of socialist concept, No. 127, published: 25 June 2010

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Thomas’s goal to re-politicize and re-historicize Gramsci’s venture in the context of the Communist overseas (Comintern) is the book’s singular achievement.[...] hence you'll simply wish that Thomas’s booklet will reset the phrases of dialogue for Gramsci scholars.
Adam Hilton, Socialist experiences 7 (2011) 329-346.

This should still turn into the traditional textual content in English on Gramsci's idea. conversant in the newest wrinkle within the Italian debate, Thomas combines an unequalled philological learn into the assets and a mastery of the continued debates concerning the experience we must always make of key principles like hegemony. He deftly overturns the acquired orthodoxy and a number of the abuses of the guidelines of the Marxist militant, either restoring Gramsci's paintings to its actual prestige and starting up fruitful chances for figuring out his contribution to political thought extra in general. the easiest booklet on Gramsci's political thought for 3 many years.
Alastair Davidson, writer of Antonio Gramsci: in the direction of an highbrow Biography

Thomas's Gramsci is the single we'd like in an period of monetary and geopolitical crises that bears a few resemblances to Gramsci's personal time. This Gramsci isn't any incipient post-Marxist. Thomas's Gramsci, constructed from rigorous serious examine of the legal Notebooks and of the now wide scholarly literature, is a deeply consequent philosopher rationale on reconstructing progressive Marxism against the main complex bourgeois considered his day. this is often additionally a Gramsci for whom political economic climate is of imperative methodological and substantial value. no longer content material with scholarly interpretation, Thomas attracts his Gramsci into discussion with modern radical suggestion, illuminating each side of the dialog. it is a booklet that might recast the knowledge of Gramsci, specially yet now not completely within the Anglophone international.
Alex Callinicos, Professor of eu experiences, Social idea and overseas Political financial system, King's university, London

What superlatives am i able to use to explain this booklet? phrases like ‘outstanding,’ ‘superb’ and ‘tour-de-force’ recommend themselves, yet even those don't totally trap the intense strength of The Gramscian second. Thomas’s erudite and staggeringly subtle examining of Gramsci’s felony Notebooks thoroughly overturns the dominant interpretations together with these of Louis Althusser and Perry Anderson. by no means back do we have the ability to learn Gramsci exclusively via their lenses. Henceforth, Thomas’s magisterial exploration of Gramsci’s proposal turns into the severe aspect of reference for all severe paintings within the box. yet Thomas does greater than meticulous exegesis. He additionally insists at the reality of Gramsci’s paintings, urging that we technique it within the spirit of “both continuation and transformation, constancy and renewal”. He succeeds brilliantly on all counts.
David McNally, Professor of Political technological know-how, York college, Toronto

The Gramscian second demonstrates the level to which Gramsci’s concept represents a unique synthesis of almost the full culture of Western political concept. This paintings succeeds in featuring Gramsci as a "living classic", an writer relevant to our figuring out of modernity. Given its scope, richness and originality, i've got without doubt that this paintings will symbolize a milestone in Gramscian scholarship and a huge contribution to modern debates in political conception and philosophy.
Stathis Kouvelakis, writer of Philosophy and Revolution and Co-editor of a severe better half to modern Marxism

The Gramscian second is the main thorough and illuminating philosophical research of Gramsci but to seem in English. It units a brand new normal for paintings not just on Gramsci himself yet regularly complicated of matters linked to his legacy – at the mechanics and dimensions of hegemony, at the position and nature of the topic of political motion, at the relation among concept and perform, and among civil society and the nation. Thomas does greater than any past reader of Gramsci to illustrate how his philosophy can relatively declare to satisfy Marx's well-known prescription – now not simply ‘to interpret the area yet to alter it’.
Peter Hallward, Professor of contemporary eu Philosophy, Middlesex college, London

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Letter to Beaumont, Letters Written from the Mountain, and by Jean-Jacques Rousseau PDF

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Published among 1762 and 1765, those writings are the final works Rousseau wrote for ebook in the course of his lifetime. Responding in every one to the censorship and burning of Emile and Social agreement, Rousseau airs his perspectives on censorship, faith, and the relation among concept and perform in politics.

The Letter to Beaumont is a reaction to a Pastoral Letter via Christophe de Beaumont, Archbishop of Paris (also incorporated during this volume), which assaults the spiritual educating in Emile. Rousseau’s reaction issues the overall topic of the relation among cause and revelation and includes his so much specific and boldest discussions of the Christian doctrines of production, miracles, and unique sin.

In Letters Written from the Mountain, a reaction to the political difficulty in Rousseau’s place of birth of Geneva brought on by a dispute over the burning of his works, Rousseau extends his dialogue of Christianity and indicates how the political rules of the Social agreement could be utilized to a concrete constitutional hindrance. considered one of his most vital statements at the relation among political philosophy and political perform, it really is followed via a fragmentary “History of the govt of Geneva.”

Finally, “Vision of Peter of the Mountain, referred to as the Seer” is a funny reaction to a resident of Motiers who have been inciting assaults on Rousseau in the course of his exile there. Taking the shape of a scriptural account of a imaginative and prescient, it really is one of many infrequent examples of satire from Rousseau’s pen and the one paintings he released anonymously after his selection within the early 1750s to place his identify on all his released works. inside its satirical shape, the “Vision” comprises Rousseau’s final public reflections on spiritual issues.

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