Anonymous 2021-09-12 (Sun) 03:07:00 No. 7008
That link for
is the thread specifically about the Althusser essays and lectures. The main thread for that group (with a shitload of PDFs) is here
Anonymous 2021-11-01 (Mon) 03:27:58 No. 8530
Can this image be deleted, it's borderline NSFW and frankly gross, hiding it also seems to be temporary, since it unhides after a day for me. It adds NOTHING to this pinned thread.
Anonymous 2021-12-18 (Sat) 13:57:50 No. 8951
Spoiler-ed it. If you're having a problem still, report it again
Anonymous 2022-01-06 (Thu) 18:55:34 No. 9280
is moving on to a new subject.
Anonymous 2022-09-29 (Thu) 07:45:52 No. 11754
Read the nonfiction chapters of Half Earth Socialism.
The video game they made to promote the book is very fun and thought provoking, so I bought the book. The book is not particularly good. It attempts to link the necessity of economic planning and large scale rewilding (half of the terrestrial surface must be nature preserves in order to have a viable ecosystem). The thesis of the book is that a planned economy is nessecary to preserve human life on earth, but the argument entirely rests on the unsupported assertion that "Half of the earth could not remain uncommodified under capitalism". No attempt is made to develop this claim through an economic argument. The authors criticize John Bellamy Foster and the Monthly Review school on ecology for merely reading Marx with viridian tinted glasses. Lacking an economic theory, the authors of Half Earth Socialism have no way to prove their point. Instead, they rely on extensive citations from the scientific literature describing the current impacts of the capitalist world-syste, and tearing apart neoliberal fantasies about geoengineering. The book contains almost 50 pages of citations, and the main text including introduction is only 180 pages. Its a very puzzling book, the authors are familiar with neurath, beer, etc regarding planned economies, but fail to invoke the law of requisite variety in their critiques of geoengineering, despite referencing it in planning. The authors and game developers had a research group during the game development process, and the game developers actually mentioned these undeveloped ideas in the general intellect unit podcast, that could have produce a systematic critique of geoengineering. The high reference density and dependance of citing an argument instead of printing it reminds me of a lot of popular science / popular economics writing. I am pretty disappointed with the book, but look forward to reading the fiction chapter at the end. The authors are at least capable researchers and prose writers.