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The Dialectics of Dependency

by Ruy Mauro Marini Below we present Jorge M’s English translation of Ruy Mauro Marini’s Dialectics of Dependency, an important work in Latin American Marxism and overall theories of imperialism. Also included is a Postscript by Marini reflecting on the work and its arguments.  In their analysis of Latin American dependency, Marxist researchers have generally …

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A Marxist Psychology of Language and Representation

What does a Marxist theory of human psychology look like? Kyrill Potapov sheds light on this topic by showing how the works of Soviet thinkers like Lev Vygotsky and Evald Ilyenkov relate to more modern research on collective intentionality and niche construction.  Soviet Marxist Lev Vygotsky, believing that psychology needed “its own Capital”1, took aim …

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The Development and Significance of Cybernetics by William Grey Walter

Amelia Davenport introduces a text by William Grey Walter introducing basic concepts of cybernetics.  Introduction Though little known outside the narrow circles of cybernetics, neurology and robotics, American born British polymath William Grey Walter revolutionized our world. A prodigy from early childhood, he built wireless radios at the age of 9, before widespread radio broadcasting …

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