[OPE-L] Was Marx afraid of Ghosts?

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 12:06:23 EDT

I thought that Riccardo's reference yesterday to ghosts, possession and
in Marx should have made it clear that these were all metaphors.  After all,
Marx -- the materialist -- was hardly a believer in ghosts, etc.  Or was he?
Saul Newman seems to think so (see following from the mpslist).

In solidarity, Jerry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Chitty" <a.e.chitty@sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: Saul Newman on 'Spectres of the Uncanny', Chichester, Friday 9

Dr Saul Newman (Researcher at the University of Western Australia) will
be presenting a paper 'Spectres of the Uncanny / Or Why Stirner and
Marx were afraid of Ghosts' at University College Chichester on Friday
9th December 2005 (5-7pm College House 4).

This presentation is an open seminar and all are welcome.

Dr Newman is the author of From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism
and the Dislocation of Power (Lexington Books, 2001) and New Theories
of the Political: Power and Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Thought
(Routledge, 2005). He is one of the central theorists
of 'postanarchism', which combines poststructuralist theory with
anarchist critique. His work has been at the centre of critical debate
in the anarchist milieu. An interview in which he discusses his work
can be found at http://www.livejournal.com/community/siyahi/2019.html.

For further details contact Dr. Benjamin Noys [b.noys@ucc.ac.uk].

If you could distribute this e-mail I'd be grateful.
Dr Benjamin Noys
Lecturer in the School of Cultural Studies

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