Some idea of what a modern day Marxist Philosopher does can be illustrated by the following lists of papers, produced by Jim Schofield during the month of August 2014. It isn’t representative of the full range of topics addressed, reflecting not only his scientific specialisms and current political priorities, nor his contributions in Sculpture and Music, but it does show what an active Marxist philosopher is doing in daily producing original work.
Indeed, the simplest description of this writer’s activities would be “One paper, 1,500 words, a day, seven days a week”. Though, of course, they don’t all end in publication, at least, not immediately. For, many pieces are seen as possible contributions to later, more comprehensive works, which will require research in various areas before they are ready for publication.
So, the first list concentrates upon current contributions produced in a single month that have already been, or will in the near future be, integrated into published works.
The second list, covering a period of about one year is of final publications in the form of contributions to General Issues or complete Special Issues of the SHAPE Journal, which is now in its sixth year, and has amounted to 61 Issues since its launch in 2009.
It is a unique publication, for it, as its name suggests, includes:-
Science, Holism, Abstraction, Philosophy & Emergence (or S.H.A.P.E.) as its contents.
This is a wholly free, Web-based Journal, and is supported by the SHAPE Blog for the usual kind of posts, and a Youtube SHAPE Channel for animations and videos. SHAPE Journal is unusual in the almost half of its Issues are Specials, in which several related papers upon a single topic are presented together, and these are useful as introductions to areas not normally evident in political Marxist publications. While others take the issues involved to much greater lengths and depth. Some idea will be demonstrated by the Special entitled The Theory of Emergences, which takes Revolutions to all aspects of Reality. And The Theory of the Double Slit, which is about the Crisis in Sub Atomic Physics and the confusing anomalies evident in the famed Double Slit Experiments. Other areas are covered from Mathematical Chaos to the Origin of Life, and even an extrapolation of Darwin’s Natural Selection to non-living developments.
Jim Schofield – August 2014
J. Schofield: Current Marxist Papers: August 2014
1 01/08/14 The Emergence of “Policeman Processes” 585
2 02/08/14 Resonances & Recursion in Pendulums 785
3 03/08/14 The Myth of Equation-Based Theories 3290
4 05/08/14 Abstracted Forms I: Quantitative 2083
5 10/08/14 Dialectics (possiblePANEL) 858
6. 11/08/14 Abstracted Forms II: Qualitative 1259
7. 13/08/14 Defeat the Tory Onslaught 641
8. 18/08/14 The Phoenix (from yjr flames) 3840
9 18/08/14 The Tasks of Marxism Today 2358
10. 18//08/14 Ecce Habilis (A sculptural symbol of Early Man) 400
11. 25./08/14 Following a Supernovae 402
12. 25/08/14 Synchronised Resonances & Recursions 910
13. 25/08/14 Zeno’s Paradoxes (possible PANEL) 387
14. 25/08/14 The Contradictory Bases in Science 1487
15. 26/08/14 Clean Hands Profit? 550
16. 28/08/14 To Be, or Not To Be? 1025
17. 30/08/14 Reality and Mind 975
These were current efforts, and only rarely final works, ready for publication. Most are also notes, paragraphs or chapters intended for later, larger works. Also many concurrent corrections and additions to prior papers are not included here, and these probably compose around a third of the total output in any period.
To access the bulk of this author’s published writings, the easiest place is on the Web at the following sites:-
SHAPE Journal (61 issues) SHAPE Blog (250 posts)+ SHAPE Channel on Youtube (6 videos)
Or alternatively direct contact can be made with Jim Schofield - firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Issues of SHAPE Journal
June 2013 Wave/Particle Integration Special 20
June 2013 The Loka Sutta Spedial 21
July 2013 Marxism III Special 22
July 2013 Programming Today Issue 31
Aug 2013 The Evolution of Matter Special 23
Sept 2013 Rethinking Physics Issue 32
Dec 2013 The Holist Revolution Special 24
Jan 2014 The Logic of Change Issue 33
March 2014 Yves Couder’s Experiments Special 25
April 2014 Mathematical Chaos I Special 26
June 2014 Myths of Tegmark I Issue 34
July 2014 Analogistic Models I Special 27
Key Early Issues of SHAPE Journal
July 2010 The Theory of Emergences Special 1
Fec 2011 The Theory of the Double Slit Special 3
This paper was taken from the latest Special Issue of SHAPE (29, Work in Progress)