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The Return of Stolen Praxis: Counter-Finality in Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason

Christopher Turner

What is counter-finality? Who, or what, is the agent of counter-finality? In the Critique of Dialectical Reason, Sartre employs a complicated and multivalent notion of counter-finality, the reversal of the finality intended by an agent in different contexts and at different levels of complexity. Sartre's concept of counter-finality is read here as an attempt to rethink and broaden the traditional Marxist notion of commodity fetishism as a tragic dialectic of human history whose final act has yet to play out. The article analyses and explicates Sartre's complex concept of counter-finality, focusing on material antipraxis.

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Organized Freedom and Progressive Reflection

Cameron Bassiri

consequences. And, though it does not come in the section on the organization, this can be seen in the counter-finality suffered by Chinese peasants through deforestation. Sense is never fully constituted within the context of an organized group. The individual

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Sartre and Heidegger on Social Deformation and the Anthropocene

Paul Gyllenhammer

is quite realistic about the violence that is still present in the world. No matter how much we think we have advanced, we find that the changes we create do not always work as intended. Counter-finality finds its way into the constituted world and

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Contemporary “Structures” of Racism

A Sartrean Contribution to Resisting Racial Injustice

Justin I. Fugo

this “counter-finality”. 8 To resist the forces that continue to reproduce racial injustice, we must formulate approaches for resistance, and one such approach entails critical analysis of the social structural processes that produce racial injustice