Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy

Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy

by Bob Avakian
     
 

This anthology of reflections and observations features a firsthand view into the mind of the freewheeling leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, in the midst of developing his thought and re-envisioning the communist project. Featuring excerpts from a range of formal talks and informal discussions, this collection examines his cutting-edge vision and

Overview


This anthology of reflections and observations features a firsthand view into the mind of the freewheeling leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, in the midst of developing his thought and re-envisioning the communist project. Featuring excerpts from a range of formal talks and informal discussions, this collection examines his cutting-edge vision and theory on topics at the center of current philosophical debate—how humans acquire truth, whether truth exists, the role of art and imagination in being human, and a Marxist view of the Enlightenment. Up against what he perceives to be Dark Ages–thought from the seats of power and "Bush-ism" in the Communist Movement, he brings forth an epistemology of intoxication with truth, a scientific world view, and an inviting vision of a Communist society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976023630
Publisher:
Insight Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Bob Avakian is the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. He is the author of Democracy: Can't We Do Better Than That; From Ike to Mao and Beyond; Phony Communism Is Dead: Long Live Real Communism; and Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About; and the co-author of Marxism and the Call of the Future: Conversations on Ethics, History, and Politics.

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