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By David R. Cole, Linda J. Graham

The energy In/Of Language contains a number of essays that examine the ways that language is used in modern schooling revealing its deeply entrenched strength relationships.

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The only way one could escape from such predicament is to read formation through an aesthetic, rather than a causal, lineage. Here the relationship between form and act would take a dialectal instead of a dialectical turn, where relational grounds are transformed into expressive horizons. Here, representation takes a prominent position within the problematic of truth. Taking this from hermeneutic and aesthetic positions, truth as representation moves beyond the foundational formation of ontology.

Kant’s political positioning may not be as forthcoming as Gramsci’s, but nevertheless it remains there—which is where we need to constantly remind ourselves that Kant’s enthusiasm for the Enlightenment was not simply a case of sympathetic spectatorship, but a philosophical praxis rooted in radical politics. 36 John Baldacchino Kantian Interludes There are at least five reasons why we should pay attention to Gramsci’s Kantian interludes; and more so in view of his reading of Kant’s notion of noumenon vis-à-vis the historical ‘relative ignorance’ by which human beings arrive at the achievement of apposite ‘intellectual instruments’ of knowledge and ultimately, at adopting effective praxes for political change: I.

Catharsis, then, is not simply a moment of synthesis, but a moment where the dialectical onus of social and individual existence is signified by the personal testimony of social change—a change that fulfils all the social potentials by which we discern history. ). 5 Unlike his Marxist colleagues, Gramsci never rejects phenomena and noumena as idealist distractions. 6 While Croce is seen to bring significant advocacy of Hegel’s philosophy into Italian scholarship, at the same time he presents philosophy with his own take on history and historicism.

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