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 Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2005 
 Neurology Theorizes Anarchism
 Michael Steinberg
 For non-profit use only.
Listen to a workshop on neurology and anarchism given at the 2005 Renewing the Anarchist Tradition Conference in Plainfield, Vermont. For more info, visit
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Thinking about human agency may seem like a waste of time when so much is collapsing around us. Capitalism, though, is unique; it's grounded in the structure of our own experience and sense of self. So long as we see ourselves entering the social world from outside, we can do nothing but remake the very world we set ourselves against. If we start instead from neurology and theoretical biology, we can see that human agency is an aspect of a single process that throws up the self and the world simultaneously. This is the terrain on which Marx's vision of the emergence of an unalienated world and the anarchist insistence that ends and means can't be separated can meet. This presentation will explore the implications of such an approach.

-->Michael is the author of The Fiction of a Thinkable World: Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism (Monthly Review Press, 2005). He lives in Rochester, New York, with his wife, Loret, a photographer and professor of documentary photography, and two highly educational cats. He is a regular contributor to Monthly Review's webzine.

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01:34:38 English 2005-09-23
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