Radical Philosophy Review 17 (1):227-250 (2014)

Claudia Leeb
Washington State University
How can we radically change the inhuman conditions existing in the world today? In this paper, I answer this question by explaining the how, when, and who of radical socio-political transformation. We need both critical theorizing and transformative practice to explain how we can change the world. We must theorize the moment of the limit in the objective domain of power to answer when the transformative agency becomes possible. I introduce the idea of the “political subject-in-outline” that moves within the tension of minimal closure and permanent openness to theorize a who, which remains inclusive and has the strength to transform the status quo. Marx’s and Adorno’s thought remains central to theorize socio-political transformation today.
Keywords Radical philosophy  Political subject-in-outline  Marx  Adorno
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DOI 10.5840/radphilrev201432615
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