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The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

NAVEL GAZING

I have begun the slow process of reading through my file drawer of unpublished essays and working papers as a first step in a larger effort to create an archive of my writings.  Almost at once, I came upon a rather lengthy exchange between myself and Richard Wolff, the disinguished Marxist economist, concerning the concept of overdetermination as it appears in the writings of Althusser.  The exchange, which is undated, seems to have been written in the late '70s, when both of us were a great deal younger.  It is a typescript from the dawn of the modern age before people worked on computers.  When I figure out how to get it into WORD, I will share it with all of you.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a good thing you are doing. Thanks

David Levinson said...

Thanks - I would love to see it! I’ve used “over determination” a number of times when trying to refute linear theories of causation. I’m also interested in its psychoanalytical roots

Michael said...

You should see if the UNC or Duke library will scan it for you; they can often turn it into a PDF that is searchable. It would be easier than retyping.

Anonymous said...

thanks for doing this esp. Wolff v. Wolff re: overdetermination

TheDudeDiogenes said...

Fascinating! I too eagerly await this being posted.