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CONTENTS EDITOR'S PREFACE vii INTRODUCTION: MIMESIS AND THE DIVISION OF LABOR by Andrew Parker x FOREWORD: A PERSONAL ITINERARY 4 I. PLATO'S LIE 1. THE ORDER OF THE CITY 11 The Fifth Man Questions of Time The Order of the Banquet Imitators, Hunters, and Artisans Professional Qualification: Dice Players and Exterminators The Philosopher in the Workshop The Three Metals: Nature's Lie The Two Monies: Communism in Power Another Banquet, Another Lie The Virtue of the Artisan The Paradox of Justice Women, Bald Men, and Shoemakers 2. THE ORDER OF DISCOURSE 47 From One Cave to the Other Bastard Thinking The Philosopher's Slave The Babbling Mute The Order of Delirium The New Barrier Theatrocracy The Chorus of Cicadas The Division of Appearances At the Foot of the Rampart II. MARX'S LABOR 3. THE SHOEMAKER AND THE KNIGHT 82 The Insurrection of the Shoemakers The Night of St. John The Ideologue, the Shoemaker, and the Inventor 4. THE PRODUCTION OF THE PROLETARIAN 101 The Order of Production The Other Cave The Scaffolding of Work The Non-Place of Science Labor and Production: The Discreet Charm of the Radical Bourgoisie The Proletarian's School The Backward Laborer, or the Paradox of Communism A Communist among the Lapps A False Exit: Class and Party The Genius of the Straubinger 5. THE REVOLUTION CONJURED AWAY 129 The Absolute Bourgeoisie The Bourgeois Betrayal The Triumph of the Lumpen The Swamp Flower The Comedian King and the Beggar King 6. THE RISK OF ART 150 Cavalrymen and Comedians The Duty of the Book The Unknown Masterpiece The Errant Science The Testament of the Artist III. THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE SOCIOLOGIST 7. THE MARXIST HORIZON 180 The Décor of Production The Sun and the Horizon The Paradoxes of Production 8. THE PHILOSOPHER'S WALL 193 The Tired Guardian The Party, or Continuous Creation The Dialectical Seal The Philosopher's Window The Worker at His Machine The Absolute Weapon The Sartrean King The Philosopher and the Tyrant Tanks in the Snow The Parasitic Dialectic The Little Dyer The King without a Shadow The Explosion on Canvas A World without Workers? 9. THE SOCIOLOGIST KING 234 The Musician, the Chief, and the Dyer The Science of Right Opinion The Scissors and the Kettle The Dye of the Shoemakers The Denouncer Denounced Epimenides the Cretan and Parmenides the Marxist The Physician and His Patients The Science of Practices The Pianist, Peasants, and the Sociologist The Vulgar Sociologist and the Distinguished Philosopher
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Communism and philosophy, Platonists, Philosophy, Marxist