Re: [OPE-L] Was Marx afraid of Ghosts?

From: Riccardo Bellofiore (riccardo.bellofiore@UNIBG.IT)
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 12:18:36 EDT

No, Jerry, I think Marx believed in ghosts, and 
especially vampires. Definitely these are NOT 
metaphors. It is what is materially going on in 
this very special social reality.

At 12:06 -0400 4-10-2005, Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM wrote:
>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" <>
>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
>For further details contact Dr. Benjamin Noys [].
>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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