Category Archives: 3. POLITICAL EPISTEMOLOGY

THIS IS A DESCENDING CHRONOLOGICAL LIST, FROM 2021 BACKWARDS. REASON: ALL POSITIONS ARE HISTORICAL, AND THEY ARE BEST UNDERSTOOD IN CONNEXION WITH ITS MOMENT. LATER ENTRIES MAY MODIFY EARLIER POSITIONS.

CAPITALISM IS NOT BIOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE FOR HOMO SAPIENS: Thots in a Siege (May-Aug. 2020, 3,750 words)

First published as “Thoughts within the Coronising Siege” Political Animal Magazine, http://www.politicalanimalmagazine.com/themes/theory/, also utopian-studies-europe.org/coronising; A series of fragments from e-mail debates with comrades during the corona lockdown in March ‘20 and a bit after. Sections: A/ long duration prospects, centrally … Continue reading

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RECTIFICATIONS: HOW TO GO ON ON (2020, 12,850 words)

First published as “How To Go On” in Socialism & Democracy no. 83 (July 2020): The article is divided into On Life and Liberty vs. Capitalism, The Capitalocene Economy of Life (focus on USA and its poor majority), The Political … Continue reading

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THE HUMAN FACE OF NECESSARY DISCIPLINE (2020, 4,400 words)

Abstract:  Review article of J. Dean, Comrade. Keywords: Jodi Dean, comrade, communism, communist party, discipline, messianism, cognition, exempla First published as “Jodi Dean’s Comrade” (review article) in Socialism & Democracy no. 83 (July 2020):  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080 08854300 .2020.1805263 

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UTOPIA OR BUST: CAPITALOCENE, ANTIUTOPIA (2019, 13,350 words)

Keynote speech at the Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 2019: Part 1: Where Are We in the Capitalocene; Part 2.  What Existential Antiutopia Means for Us;   Keywords: Capitalocene; utopia; antiutopia; ecocide; totality; epistemology; counterrevolution; violence

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ORWELL AND 1984 TODAY: GENIUS AND TUNNEL VISION (2019, 14,500 words)

Orwell, as he himself said, came from a lower, professional service fraction of the English and imperial ruling class that was “simultaneously dominator and dominated” (R. Williams), so that a combination of State and monopoly power became his major nightmare. … Continue reading

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WORDS AND LESIONS (2018, 16,800 words)

Abstract: The essay is divided into 2 parts. Part 1, For a Rectification of “Violence”, discusses within a “political epistemology of inflicted lesion” first the denotation and yardsticks of violence, then systemic or “structural” violence, and finally argues for counter-violence … Continue reading

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(With Boris Buden) ONLY INTELLIGENT PLANNING WILL SAVE US (2017, 2850 words)

This interview was originally published in e-flux journal no. 86 (Nov. 2017) and has not been published in hard copy., 2017 A wide-ranging discussion between two ex-Yugoslavs, both from Croatia, both students (in different generations) at Zagreb University, and both … Continue reading

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PARABLES AND USES OF A STUMBLING STONE (2017, 11,880 words)

THE AUTHOR HASN’T UPLOADED THIS PAPER. THOSE INTERESTED CAN WRITE AND REQUEST IT (SEE CONTACT AT BOTTOM OR WRITE dsuvin@gmail.com) Darko Suvin                                                                   […]

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ILLUMINATING FREEDOM AND KNOWLEDGE IN KAPITAL (2016, 3,500 words)

Abstract: To understand some central presuppositions of Marx’s, such as knowledge and freedom, within an anti-scientistic and anti-bourgeois horizon, central elements within Leibniz and Spinosa are discussed, with a glance at Hegel. Capital turns out to be an anti-Leibnizian monad, … Continue reading

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USES OF MARX: THE IMPLICIT OF THE MANIFESTED (OR, DEMYSTIFICATION AND CRITIQUE) (2016, 19,500 words)

This integral version was first published in Rab-Rab [Helsinki] no. 3 (2016): 35-72., 2016 A smaller paper on the Communist Manifesto was first written by MA + DS in French and English and redone much later by DS only. It … Continue reading

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