BUKU-BUKU MINGGU INI

Sabtu yang lalu, aku sempat ketemu sejarawan merangkap intelektual awam yang banyak mengangkat wacana-wacana kritis di Malaysia, iaitu saudara Farish Noor yang juga merupakan seorang Associate Professor di NTU, Singhapura. Aku, dan juga beberapa teman dari Imagined Malaysia datang jauh dari Malaysia untuk menemu ramah akan kehidupan intelektual beliau bagi sebuah projek buku yang sedang kami…

#NOTES: Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon by Althusser

” It is not easy to become a Marxist-Leninist philosopher. Like every ‘intellectual’, a philosophy teacher is a petty bourgeois. When he opens his mouth, it is petty-bourgeois ideology that speaks: its resources and ruses are infinite. You know what Lenin says about ‘intellectuals’. Individually certain of them may (politically) be declared revolutionaries, and courageous…

Study Leaves to Shariati’s Wonder-semi-dialectical-Land.

Now in my final phase of gathering materials for a research paper that i am currently working on, and intend to present in a conference in Tehran sometimes around the end of April. My paper will be a preliminary attempt to reconstruct the dialectical philosophy that guides through the thinking of Shariati in most of…

FOUR ADVISES ON BEING A GOOD STUDENT

  I probably not the best person to write about this. Being a lazy ass, undisciplined, easily distracted, and with great taste for unproductive activities i could never be an exemplar for an ideal student or learner. But over the (very limited) number of years, i have learned few things that are important for self-development,…

Excerpt on/by Marx: historical materialism

“The specific economic form, in which unpaid surplus-labour is pumped out of direct producers, determines the relationship of rulers and ruled, as it grows directly out of production itself and, in turn, reacts upon it as a determining element. Upon this, however, is founded the formation of the economic community which grows out of the…

Jairus Banaji: Sejarawan dan teoris Marxis tulen

Jairus Banaji adalah seorang Professor di School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, dan seorang pemikir dan sejarawan Marxis tegar yang banyak mendatangkan ide-ide dan analisis baru dalam ranah perbahasan tradisi Marxis. Beliau mendapat pendidikan awal dalam bidang Anthropologi Sosial di Oxford, dan seterunsya menyambung pengajian Phd beliau di Universitas yang sama dalam bidang…

Absurdism of the Economism

  This excerpt is taken from a letter by Engels to Bloch to address some of the misconceptions on the relationshio between Base and Superstructure. Unfortunately, these misunderstandings are still prevalent in the contemporary Malaysian Marxist discourses, known also as Vulgar Marxist reading of Marx. The Ontological primacy of the Economy is taken too far…