ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Reification of Intellect

Arun K Patnaik This paper attempts an inquiry into some works recently published, though separately, by a group of Marxist intellectuals working on different themes in India. It argues that there is a critical silence ubiquitously present in all their works, that essentially constitutes a kind of theorisation which has insidiously erased from its corpus the criteria of class/mass struggle communism and the distinction between potentiality and actuality. This paper argues that this omnipresent silence, characterised as 'reification'

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