By ALBERTO POZZOLINI
Antonio Gramsci (1891 - 1937) used to be an Italian Marxist theoretician and flesh presser. He wrote on political thought, sociology and linguistics. He was once a founding member and one-time chief of the Communist occasion of Italy and used to be imprisoned through Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. Gramsci is healthier identified for his concept of cultural hegemony, which describes how states use cultural associations to keep up energy in capitalist societies. during this learn, Alberto Pozzolini units out to give an creation to Gramsci's existence and concept, now not in any uncritical demeanour, yet with a lucidity and integrity, featuring Gramsci in his strengths and weaknesses, together with his insights and boundaries. the writer outlines the complete of Gramsci's existence and paintings, and the connection among his matters and the constructing political scenario within the innovative interval instantly after the 1st international battle into the increase and the consolidation of the Fascist dictatorship. He then bargains with the actual subject matters of crucial challenge to Gramsci's concept - the connection of many of the periods below capitalism, the character of the category fight, the progressive celebration and its dating with the alternate unions, the intellectuals, tradition, schooling, technological know-how. The publication prices widely from the full diversity of Gramsci's paintings - to permit Gramsci to 'speak for himself' - with a linking remark via Pozzolini which avoids prejudgement or dogmatic interpretation.
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Critique can take place on the basis of limitation seen as the ‘‘failure’’ of a finite freedom—the inability of freedom to define itself and its world, as in Sartre. Critique is also possible on the basis of worthiness—a critique that calls into question the justification for the exercise of freedom rather than one that restricts or limits the exercise of freedom. Freedom then is inhibited, not as countered by a resistance, but as arbitrary, guilty, and timid; but in its guilt it rises to responsibility.
Thus, we can see that critique can take two basic forms: the critique of the self on the basis of one’s weakness or limitation, and critique on the basis of one’s unworthiness. 23 However, ‘‘[real] critique does not reduce the other to the same as does ontology, but calls into question the exercise of the same. ’’24 Real critique does not bring about consciousness of limita18 Aspects of Alterity ................. 16272$ $CH2 11-20-06 13:59:33 PS PAGE 18 tion or failure, rather consciousness of the arbitrariness of my freedom and consciousness of my guilt.
16272$ $CH2 11-20-06 13:59:40 PS 27 PAGE 27 However, how can an encounter with that which is absolutely other come about? How is absolute otherness revealed or manifested without losing its character as other? Levinas tells us that the exteriority that ‘‘corresponds’’ to desire is revealed in the face (visage) of the human other. —rather, the face is the ‘‘countenance’’ of the other, which I can encounter ‘‘face to face’’ without actually looking the other in the eye. It is the face of the other that presents me with something I am absolutely incapable of assimilating into the orbit of my ontological and economic existence: the other qua other.
Antonia Gramsci: An Introduction to His Thought by ALBERTO POZZOLINI