[OPE-L:2253] Re: "Common Sense"

From: riccardo bellofiore (bellofio@cisi.unito.it)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 10:02:31 EST

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May be. I don't know why they called it this way. In Italy, some workerist
(if I remember well, Negri-tendency, vintage late '80) called a journal
"Luogo comune", which may be translated as "common sense" and "agorÓ". The
double meaning is lost in English. I think that this tendency has a
strongly anti-hegelian perspective, and the title may be interpreted as
provocative. I am sure, however, that Massimo De Angelis, who wrote several
times for CS, knows better. The same may be valid for Chris Arthur.


At 14:01 +0100 20-01-2000, Gerald Levy wrote:
>A list of the full contents of preceding issues of the recently
>defunct journal _Common Sense_ is now available at a Turkish website:
> http://aries.gisam.metu.edu.tr/commonsense/
>btw, isn't the whole point of philosophy to comprehend the world by
>surpassing the prejudices of common sense? Furthermore, wasn't Marx also
>very critical of the scientific merit of common sense (this is implied
>in, among other places, the "Preface to the French Edition" of Volume 1
>of _Capital_)? Thus, this seems to be an odd choice for the name of a
>radical journal. Any thoughts?
>In solidarity, Jerry

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