Kan'ichi Kuroda
On Organizing Praxis
Distinctive Features of the
Revolutionary Marxist Movement in Postwar Japan

Translated by Society for the Study of Marx's Thought
Suggestions on the English text by Andrew Driver
Published by Kaihoh-sha, 148mm-210mm, hard, 404 pages,
8000 yen, ISBN978-4-89989-059-1.

With Preface by the author written for this volume


For a Renaissance of Marxism in the 21st Century

I. the World at the Opening of the 21st Century

II. The Crisis of Today's Marxism

III. Studies of Marxism in Postwar Japan
 1. Philosophy of Subjectivity
 2. The Theory of Technics
 3. Uno's Tri-stadial Methodology
 4. The Theory of Socialist Society

IV. Revolutionary Marxism in Japan
 1. My Subjectivity
 2. Criticism of Stalinism
 3. Taketani's and Uno's Tri-stadial Theories

V. A Perspective of Marxism
 1. Main Points of My Works
 2. Creation of the Theory of Organizing Praxis
 3. The Resurrection of Marxism


Fig. 1 Uno's tri-stadial methodology
Fig. 2 Structure of cognition
Fig. 3 Stadial structure of theories
Fig. 4 Contingency theory

Lessons from the Construction of Our Party 1962-68

1. The Struggle to Organize the Revolutionary Marxist Faction
 (November 1962 - July 1963)

2. Internal Struggle for the Formation of Fractions
 (August 1963 - March 1964)

3. The Intensification of the Sino-Soviet Conflict and Our Internal Struggles
 (April 1964 - January 1965)

4. The Advancement of Struggles against the Vietnam War
 (February - August 1965)

5. Defeat in the Struggle against the Japan-ROK Treaty
 (September 1965 - July 1966)

6. The Struggle for Anti-Stalinism under the Cultural Revolution in China
 (August 1966 - march 1967)

7. A New Phase of Antiwar Struggle
 (April 1967 - May 1968)

Problems on the Line of Party Building

A. Internal Struggle for Organizing Praxis
B. Inclination towards Emphasis on Ideological Struggles
C. The Mistaken View of an ‘Organization as a Unit of Movement’
D. The Break with Organization Building Corresponding to Movement

Formation of the Vanguard Party

A. Labour-Movementism
B. Establishment of the Organizational Foundation for Building a Workers' Party
C. The Basic Constitution of the Party Organization and the Industrial Workers' Committee
D. For the Formation of Our Party Organizations in Districts
E. Party Cells

For the Creation of Our Party

1. The Theory of Building the Party Organization― Its Past and Present

A. The First Stage (January 1957 - August 1959)
B. The Second Stage (September 1959 - August 1961)
C. The Third Stage (September 1961 - March 1963)

2. The Unfolding of the Reality-Theory of Organizing Praxis

A. The Development and Structure of the Theory of Revolution in Marxism
  The structure of the strategy of "anti-imperialism, anti-Stalinism" and its necessity
B. Theories of Tactics, Strategy, and Organization
C. Mutual Relationship between the Three Branches of the Reality-Theory of Organizing Praxis

3. The Basic Structure of Building Our Party Organization

A. The Movement-Aspect in Building Our Party
B. The Organization-Aspect in Building Our Party
C. Logic of Party Building

 Fig. 1 One-sided grasp of building a vanguard organization
 Fig. 2 Structure of the Marxist theory of revolution
 Fig. 3 The stadial structure of theories
 Fig. 4 Structure of transcendence
 Fig. 5 Structure of organizing movement and building the party organization
 Fig. 6 Structure of the relationship between the organization-aspect and the movement-aspect


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