Selections From the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci

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Selections From the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci

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Selections From the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci (1929-1935)
Edited and translated by Quentin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell Smith
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Table of Contents: [PDF HERE]

• ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
• PREFACE
• GENERAL INTRODUCTION
o Early Life
o Intellectual Formation
o Socialist Politics in Turin
o Ordine Nuovo, the “Red Years” and the Founding of the P.C.I.
o The P.C.I. under Bordiga 1921-1923
o The Interregnum in the Italian Party 1923-24
o The P.C.I. under Gramsci 1924-26
o Prison
• I. PROBLEMS OF HISTORY AND CULTURE
• 1. THE INTELLECTUALS
o Introduction
o The Formation of the Intellectuals
o The Different Position of Urban and Rural-Type Intellectuals
• 2. ON EDUCATION
o Introduction
o The Organisation of Education and of Culture
o In Search or the Educational Principle
• 3. NOTES ON ITALIAN HISTORY
o Introduction
• OUTLINE CHRONOLOGY OF ITALIAN HISTORY
o History of the Subaltern Classes: Methodological Criteria
o The Problem of Political Leadership in the Formation and Development of the Nation and the Modern State in Italy
o The City-Countryside Relationship during the Risorgimento and in the National Structure
o The Moderates and the Intellectuals
o The Function of Piedmont
o The Concept of Passive Revolution
o First Epilogue
o Material for a Critical Essay on Croce’s Two Histories, of Italy and of Europe
o The History of Europe seen as “Passive Revolution”
• II. NOTES ON POLITICS
• 1. The Modern Prince
o Introduction
o Brief Notes on Machiavelli’s Politics
o Machiavelli and Marx
o Politics as an Autonomous Science
o Elements of Politics
o The Political Party
o Conceptions of the World and Practical Stances: Global and Partial
o Some Theoretical and Practical Aspects of “Economism”
o Prediction and Perspective
o Economic-Corporate Phase of the State
o Analysis Of Situations. Relations Of Force
o On Bureaucracy
o The Theorem of Fixed Proportions
o Number and Quality in Representative Systems of Government
o Continuity and Tradition
o Spontaneity And Conscious Leadership
o Against Byzantinism
o The Collective Worker
o Voluntarism and Social Masses
• 2. State and Civil Society
o Introduction
o Observations on Certain Aspects of the Structure
o of Political Parties in Periods of Organic Crisis
o Caesarism
o The Fable Of The Beaver
o Agitation and Propaganda
o The “Philosophy of the Epoch”
o Political Struggle and Military War
o The Transition from the War of (Frontal Attack) to the War of Position—in the Political Field as well
o Politics and Military Science
o Internationalism and National Policy
o Problem Of The “Collective Man” Or Of “Social Conformism”
o Sociology and Political Science
o Hegemony (Civil Society) and Separation of Powers
o The Conception Of Law
o Parliament and the State
o Self-Criticism and the Hypocrisy of Self-Criticism
o The State
o Organisation of National Societies
o Who is a Legislator?
o Religion, State, Party
o State and Parties
o Statolatry
o “Merits” of the Ruling Classes
o Historical Belles-Lettres
o “Subversive”
o “Wave of Materialism” and “Crisis of Authority”
• 3. AMERICANISM AND FORDISM
o Introduction
o Americanism and Fordiss
o Rationalisation Of The Demographic Composition Of Europe
o Super-City and Super-Country
o Financial Autarky of Industry
o Some Aspects of the Sexual Question
o Feminism and “Masculinism”
o “Animality” and Industrialism
o Rationalisation of Production and Work
o Taylor and Americanism
o Quantity and Quality
o Taylorism and the Mechanisation of the Worker
o High Wages
o Shares, Debentures and Government Bonds
o American and European Civilisation
• III. THE PHILOSOPHY OF PRAXIS
• 1. THE STUDY OF PHILOSOPHY
o Introduction
o Some Preliminary Points of Reference
o Connection between “common sense”, religion and philosophy
o Relation between science, religion and common sense
o Problems of Philosophy and History
o Scientific discussion
o Philosophy and History
o “Creative” philosophy
o Historical Importance of a Philosophy
o The Philosopher
o “Language”, Languages and Common Sense
o What is Man?
o Progress and Becoming
o Individualism
o Examination of the concept of human nature
o Philosophy and Democracy
o Quantity and quality
o Theory and practice
o Structure and Superstructure
o The term “catharsis”
o The Kantian “Noumenon”
o History and Anti-History
o Speculative Philosophy
o “Objectivity” of Knowledge
o Pragmatism and Politics
o Ethics
o Scepticism
o The Concept of “Ideology”
• 2. PROBLEMS OF MARXISM
o Introduction
o Some Problems in the Study of the Philosophy of Praxis
o Statement of the problem
o Questions of Method
o Antonio Labriola
o The Philosophy of Praxis and Modern Culture
o Speculative Immanence and Historicist or Realist Immanence
o Unity in the Constituent Elements of Marxism
o Philosophy—Politics—Economics
o Historicity of the Philosophy of Praxis
o Economy and Ideology
o Moral Science and Historical Materialism
o Regularity and Necessity
o A repertory of the Philosophy of Praxis
o The Founders of the Philosophy of Praxis and Italy
o Hegemony of Western Culture over the whole World Culture
o Passage from Knowing to Understanding and to Feeling and vice versa from Feeling to Understanding and to Knowing
o Critical Notes On An Attempt At Popular Sociology
o General Questions
o Historical Materialism and Sociology
o The Constituent Parts of the Philosophy of Praxis
o Structure and Historical Movement
o The Intellectuals
o Science and System
o The Dialectic
o On Metaphysics
o The Concept of “Science”
o The So-Called “Reality of the External World”
o Judgment on Past Philosophies
o Immanence and the Philosophy of Praxis
o Questions of Nomenclature and Content
o Science and the Instruments of Science
o The “Technical Instrument”
o Objection to empiricism
o Concept of “orthodoxy”
o “Matter”
o Quantity and Quality
o Teleology
o On Art
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