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    A Meditation on Universal Dialogue.Kevin M. Brien - 2013 - Dialogue and Universalism 23 (3):35-62.
    This meditation is a series of reflections about some milestones along my philosophical journey that concern universals, universal definitions, claims to universal moral principles, and universal dialogue. It begins with a focus on the Socratic search for universal definitions of general terms; and it continues with a look at the way my discovery of non-Euclidean geometries began to challenge my attitude toward the possibility of universal definitions of all general terms. Along the way I bring out how Wittgenstein’s notion of (...)
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    Marx, Reason, and the Art of Freedom.Kevin M. Brien - 1987 - Temple University Press.
    In this analysis of the problem of freedom from a humanistic-Marxist perspective, philosopher Kevin M. Brien draws on the full chronological spectrum of Marx's writings to reconstruct the mature Marx's view of freedom under three broad categories: freedom as a mode of being, freedom as transcendence, and freedom as spontaneity. While recognizing that many students of Marx have noted two distinctly different perspectives in early and late Marx, Brien interprets Marx's philosophy as a coherent organic whole. He demonstrates that Marx's (...)
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  3. Buddhism and Marxism: Ironic Affinities.Kevin M. Brien - 2004 - Dialogue and Universalism 14:1-2.
     
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  4. Dialogue and Universausm No. 7-8/2003.Kevin M. Brien - 2003 - Dialogue and Universalism 13 (7-12):153.
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  5. "History and Subjectivity: The Transformation of Marxist Theory", by Roger S. Gottlieb. [REVIEW]Kevin M. Brien - 1990 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (2):263.
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    Humanistic Marxism and the Transformation of Reason.Kevin M. Brien - 2006 - Dialogue and Universalism 16 (5-6):39-58.
    This paper will open with a focus on alienated and unfree activity as it is presented by Marx in his famous Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. My concern will be to bring out the most central dimensions of his view of such activity including: the alienated relation in such activity to other people, to one’s own activity, to the products of one’s activity, to the natural world, etc. Moreover, I will be especially concerned to bring out the mode of (...)
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    Karl Marx: Praxis, Process, and Method.Kevin M. Brien - 2018 - Dialogue and Universalism 28 (3):155-160.
    In Karl Marx’s “Preface” to the second edition of Capital, Volume 1, he famously wrote that with Hegel dialectical thinking is “standing on its head. It must be turned right side up again, if you would discover the rational kernel within the mystical shell.” Unfortunately, across a wide spectrum of interpretations of Marxism, there continues to be a great deal of confusion about what Marx means by the “rational kernel” that he discerns within the Hegelian “mystical shell.” But not just (...)
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  8. Logos and Mythos: Humanistic-Marxism and Buddhism.Kevin M. Brien - 2002 - Dialogue and Universalism 12 (3):77-100.
     
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    Marx and the Living Flower.Kevin M. Brien - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 45 (1-2):77-86.
    This paper is aimed at a rethinking of the spiritual in relation to Marx. Drawing from Marx’s own formulations, it makes clear that Marx made an important distinction between religion and the spiritual, and that he did indeed speak of the spiritual in positive ways. Much of the discussion centers on Marx’s famous passage speaking about religion as “the opium of the people.” Therein Marx writes that: “Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers from the chain, not so that man will (...)
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    Marx and the Spiritual Dimension.Kevin M. Brien - 1996 - Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy 15:211-223.
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    Marx's Dialectical-Empirical Met Hod of Explanation.Kevin M. Brien - 2007 - Utopía y Praxis Latinoamericana 12 (39):9-32.
    This paper explores Marx’s mature method of dialectical explanation. Drawing from Marx’s formulations, the paper proceeds to philosophically elaborate what this method involves. It discloses that: a) all explanatory factors come from prior empirical inquiry; b) this method moves in stages from more ..
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    Toward a Critical Appropriation of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics for the 21st Centur.Kevin M. Brien - 2016 - Dialogue and Universalism 26 (4):49-67.
    This is a working paper that presents the first phase of what will eventually be a huge project, namely a critical appropriation of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Early on it provides a sketch of the main strands of Aristotle’s theoretical web in his N. Ethics. Following that, the paper offers some critical commentary concerning some of Aristotle’s main positions: especially his views on moral virtue, the soul, intellectual virtue, and human well-being. The paper then turns to the development of some significantly (...)
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  13. To Believe?- Or Not to Believe? A Dialogue Concerning Religion, Politycs, and Suffering.Kevin M. Brien - 2003 - Dialogue and Universalism 13 (7-8):153-182.
     
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    Book Reviews : Roger S. Gottlieb, History and Subjectivity: The Transformation of Marxist Theory, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1987. Pp. Xviii, 318, $37.95. [REVIEW]Kevin M. Brien - 1990 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (2):263-269.