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 No.3769[Reply]

Frankfurt School Thread.
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 No.4090

>>4089
Is that Yoko Onna?

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 No.4116

Based Frankfurt Schoolians:
>Horkheimer
>Adorno
>Habermas
>Walter Benjamin
>Erich Fromm
>Herbert Marcuse
>Ernst Bloch
did I forget someone?

 No.4119

>>4116
>Marcuse
"Repressive tolerance" was kinda cringe, tbh



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 No.3768[Reply]

I'm interested in non-marxist historiography. Where should I start?

 No.3777

>>3768
please bros i need help

 No.3778

>>3777
Why?

 No.4098

Non-marxist theorizing of the craft of history: Hayden White, John Gaddis

Non-Marxists with big theories of history: Peter Turchin, Michael Mann, various New Institutional Economics types

Historiographies of specific subjects: any collection with a name like "[blackwell|cambridge|etc] [guide|handbook] to [subject] history," there's almost always a chapter with a good overview of the historiography

keeping up with the discipline in general: reviews in AHR, especially those related to theory and method

a nice primary source collection: fritz stern's "varieties of history" collects, essentially, the introductions to leading popular works of history over the last two and a half centuries; most aren't esp *individually* interesting but you get to see certain trends develop in their own words, which is valuable, rather than taking some meta-historiographer's word for it

 No.4120

>>3768
Incidentally, I was wondering about the Whigs today. What would the world be like if Whigs had become hegemonic rather than Libs?

 No.4132

>>4120
Not sure what you mean by this - the Whigs were THE prototypical libs, and "Whiggish history" is a putdown term for history that uncritically celebrates the victory of liberalism.



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 No.3745[Reply]

Just gauging interest in a loosely organized Capital Reading Group. Not sure if a reading group has been done on here but we could agree to read a few chapters a week and then create a thread to discuss it or alternatively make a group signal/matrix for it. If there is no interest then please Sage or Ignore.
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 No.4539

>>4446
ideally i want this to dove tail into Vol 3, I also don't have the bandwidth to host another Vol 1 reading group unless someone wants to take that torch i dont mean to imply I'm doing really anything more than reading the chapters and participating in discussion

 No.4553

>>3770
I can't join. It says "no known servers"

 No.4562

Gee

 No.4635

>>4562
Whillikers!

 No.4674

This week we are reading chapters 11-14, and we will be dividing chapter 15 over the 2 weeks after.

This may change with holidays but the plan is to start Part 5 after the new year.



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 No.3703[Reply]

Any historical books similar to this?
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 No.3752

>>3706
Keep in mind if it's US history specifically you're interested in, Blackshirts and Reds and the first two Hobsbawm books (the ones I've read so far) don't generally discuss the U.S. in much depth.

 No.4088

>>3730
Why?

 No.4094

>>4088
Bad citation practices, tendentious in a bad way (i.e., not just that Zinnhas ideological presuppositions, which everyone does, or that his sympathies are with the left and/or the downtrodden, which to be sure is good, but that it's persuasive writing meant to identify good guys and bad guys rather than to really investigate causal logic.)

 No.4149

>>4088
Because Zinn clearly wrote a lot of this with conclusions already in mind that he at times desperately searches to find evidence for, often times distorting the impact of say, slavery as a dominating factor in the Americans decision to declare independence.

 No.4156

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this is the classic that started it all when it comes to a new type of Marxist history.



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 No.3697[Reply]

Does anybody have a EPUB or a pdf(although a epub is preferred) of pic related. On a Zer0books binge at the moment

 No.5023

bump

 No.5024

>>3697
pdf and epub
found on b-ok
protip, search "b-ok !" on duck duck go, usually takes you to a working mirror.
same with
"libgen !"

 No.5025

>>3697
Which zerobooks have you read and are there any ones focusing on economic analysis you would recommend?

 No.5026

>>5025
Not OP, but "Capitalist Realism" is imo the best book that ZeroBooks has published.

>are there any ones focusing on economic analysis


Economics isn't really their strong suit, so idk of any books. I don't like ZeroBooks in general. They come across as petty, sectarian shitheads. And Doug is a retard beyond belief

 No.5027

>>5024
Not OP but the title catches my interest. Thanks comradeslavojSlavoj



 No.3675[Reply]

What is your process?
Do you use reading charts?
Do you decide based on Recommendations?
Aside from the obvious Leftist ones, which are the good and which are the bad Publishers?
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 No.3694

>>3675
Well when I had to start somewhere it was lists and recs from boards. Like one time I came across a quote from Hesse's Siddhartha on 420ch and ended up reading a bunch of his work. Or I'd visit what I've heard is canon/classic, so I did that and would then see where the text ramifies out to, like contemporaneous or within the same nation (e.g. enjoyed Dostoyevsky, went on to Tolstoy and Gogol). It's much easier to decide where to go next when it comes to philosophy and theory.

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>>3677
>Solzhenitsyn
He's not even considered a good writer in Russia. No, in fact he's an atrocious writer and his pretentious attempts at inventing his own neologisms, meandering prose with no rhyme or rhythm, and endless exposition dumps with ambitions of a wannabe 20th century Leo Tolstoy constantly fall flat on their face. All the bullshit aside. Don't know what to think of the rest of the list from this.

 No.4097

>>3711
Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is an excellent book.
>…inventing his own neologisms, meandering prose with no rhyme or rhythm, and endless exposition dumps with ambitions of a wannabe 20th century Leo Tolstoy constantly fall flat on their face.
This does not describe the book at all.

 No.4101

>>3675
>What is your process?
When I had access to a university library + a lot of time, I searched through the library catalog for certain topics then skimmed various books on a single subject, discarding the ones that didn't seem useful and noting the names of the rest for further study.

What I do now (since I only have access to what I can find on the internet) is to do the same thing by searching online using whatever platform is available, plus using authors sources and footnotes to find more books to read.

This is a good way of compiling info on specific topics.

 No.4103

Usually recommendation from friends. But if they got none, I go to boards that make recommendations I'm interested in and I start reading from there.



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 No.3656[Reply]

Did the ancient/medieval Ethiopians domesticate the African elephant? In many historical records, the Abyssinians/Aksumites are mentioned to use elephants for military purposes, but were these African elephants or Asian elephants? In modern-day Ethiopia, or in fact anywhere for that matter, there is no sign of domestication of the African elephant. However, African elephants have been extensively used in ancient times for military purposes, for example by the Carthaginians.

 No.3659

thank you for your contribution to this board my friend

 No.3661

>>3656
phroo :DD

 No.3662

>>3656
Those war elephants were probably from a now extinct western subspecies of Asian elephant, or northern subspecies of African forest elephant.

 No.3663

Are elephants comrades?

 No.3664

>>3663
Of course.
We shall help them develop their brains and social minds until they are our equals.
Like dolphins
UPHOLD POSADAS



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 No.3626[Reply]

I'm a celibate man(thus have high brain power)and i want to find the ultimate truth to life.
I have limited time and two options:
>stuyding esotericism,magick,mystic treatises and meditation techniques,the vedas,medieval books etc

OR

>cosmology,neurology,biology,history of life on earth,maths,etc


Which should I devote my time to?
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 No.3660

>>3626
study logic and scientific critique, then post-critical science shit, learn meditation but as a tool to make your mind sharper thats all, it will give you no knowledge (Except about … meditation), and then get into whatever the fuck u want, u should be insulated from wasting too much time on obvious bullshit if u start out by learning how to think and learn properly.
for "truth of life" tho, read philosophy ffs, all the esoteric stuff is only really appealing to people with inflated egos because you can read whatever you want into it and feel like a genius and like ur learning hidden knowledge. Philosophy (good philosophy…) does the same shit that (honest) mystics and religious figures tried to do, but in more plain language for the modern world

 No.3666

>>3658
Start with the Africans.

 No.3674

Unironically (whether or not that's in the spirit of this thread) every human should know a lot about a little and a little about a lot. So pick what you want to be an expert in, and read/discuss/investigate deeply in that, but also acquaint yourself with what we've learned more broadly and bring a bunch of different perspectives to bear on what you know best.

 No.3696

Why not both?

 No.3707

>>3626
One gets you cred on the most mid-wit level boards on 4chan while the other can net you a job, and an actual understanding, albeit still probably reductionist, understanding of the world.



 No.3624[Reply]

Hello and welcome comrades!, this is a reading club thread, we will be reading and discussing Marxist theory books.
We've already started and completed reading and discussing The Communist Manifesto and The Principles of Communism yesterday.
Anyone can join the reading club, if you want to read and understand theory and you're serious about it then don't be afraid to join! we're still reading the basics so you don't have to be intimidated.

Our current reading list:
https://leftyread.neocities.org/

/leftytrash/ matrix community link:
https://matrix.to/#/+leftytrash:matrix.org
/read/ matrix room link:
https://matrix.to/#/#leftyread:matrix.org

Also we are closely related to the /GET/ Reading group who helped us make our own reading group:
https://www.getchan.net/GET/res/469.html
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 No.5082

Some burger anon recommend a euro a book to understand the doctrine of manifest destiny and settler colonialism in the US. Also, just books about imperialism and colonialism from a Marxist perspective appreciated

 No.5095

Probably Settlers unironically, but read critically.

 No.5341

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/read/ news update

First and foremost, we're happy to welcome yet another reading group into our community. This time it's the <currently unnamed> reading group, formerly known as the infrared reading group. They've been running their own operation for a while now. We've added them to our matrix community ( https://matrix.to/#/+leftyread:matrix.org ) and are in the process of adding their schedule and books to our website. They're currently working with philosophy and psychoanalysis. See the Heidegger and Freud threads on this board for their activity.


Second, but no less important: our web domain, leftyread.ml, was taken down. We're still looking into it, but it's probably for copyright infringement (a lot of our books were from libgen) . It seems unlikely we'll get that domain back for various reasons, so we'll be running on the old domain for now. That is: leftyread.neocities.org

That is all.read_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book

 No.5599

When will /read/ tackle this beautiful masterpiece of Marxist theory?
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u_uHELNQ8U5ffKVrj2nopoeppPZN5tQ5f_aNjMDro20/edit

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>>5599
> market socialism that abolishes the commodity formaccelerationAcceleration



 No.3611[Reply]

Can someone get me this? I'm getting copyright blocked and cant find it anywhere.

Bellu, E. "The Dialectical Significance of Chemistry in the Works of Fr. Engels." Revue roumaine des sciences sociales: serie de philosophie et logique 17 (1973): 163-169.

Bellu, E. The Dialectical Significance of Chemistry in the Work of Friedrich Engels. Romanian Journal of Social Sciences Philosophy and Logic Series, Volume 17, 1973, 163-169.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000494736

 No.3612

Looks ridiculously hard to find, the closest library I could find that collected that journal was several thousand kilometers from me and stopped their subscription to that journal a decade before that paper

If you specifically need that paper you're probably going to have to travel to your closest major library and hassle the librarians there to get a cross institutional copy

.pdf attached might be an acceptable substitute for your purposes maybe?

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>>3612
Thanks for trying. I already read that one actually, and the two others google scholar has that also cite Bellu E. They are tangentially related, that one is mostly about the authors interest in synergetics, but I'm more interested in Dialectics and Chemistry alone specifically.

I can search hathitrust articles with a guest account and it throws back a result so I think theres a digital copy there, and its searchable in english.



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