Sean Sayers
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Kent

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Books

Marxism, Religion and Ideology: Themes from David McLellan, edited with David Bates, Iain MacKensie, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2015 (ISBN 9781138850613)
Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2011. (ISBN 9780230276543); paperback edition 2013 (ISBN 9781137379856) Shortlisted for the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize 2012. (pdf)
Plato’s Republic: An Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999 (ISBN 0 7486 1188 6)

  • Korean translation Johann Kim, Seo-Kwang-Sa Publishers, Seoul (2008) (with a Preface for the Korean edition). (ISBN 978 89 306 0625 7)
  • Greek translation by Christos Kefalis. Topos Editions, Athens, 2015 (With a Preface for the Greek edition). (ISBN 9789604991297)
Marxism and Human Nature. London and New York: Routledge, 1998 (ISBN 0 415 19147 5); paperback edition 2007 (ISBN 0 415 44902 2). Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association, Marxist sociology section, 2000. (pdf)

  • Turkish translation Şükrü Aşpagut, Yordam Kitap, Istanbul (2009) (with a Preface for the Turkish edition) (ISBN 9789944122474)
  • Chinese translation Feng Yanli, Oriental Press, Beijing, 2008 (with a Preface for the Chinese edition) (ISBN 978-7-5060-2490-7)
Socialism and Democracy, edited with David McLellan. London: Macmillan, 1991 (ISBN 0 333 53555 3 hb, 0333 53556 1 pb)

  • Japanese translation Masatoshi Yoshida, Tokyo: Bunrikaku Publishers, 1996 (ISBN 4 89259 260 9)
Socialism, Feminism and Philosophy: A Radical Philosophy Reader, edited with Peter Osborne. London and New York: Routledge, 1990 (ISBN 0 415 05627 6 hb, 0 415 05628 4 pb)
Socialism and Morality, edited with David McLellan. London: Macmillan, 1990 (ISBN 0 333 48326 X hb, 0 333 49665 5 pb)
Reality and Reason. Dialectic and the Theory of Knowledge. Oxford and New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985 (ISBN 0 631 14022 0 hb, 0 631 14274 6 pb) (pdf)

  • Korean translation Sang-Heon Ahn, Chungbuk: Chungbuk National University, 1998 (with a Preface for the Korean edition)
Hegel, Marx and Dialectic: A Debate (with Richard Norman). Brighton: The Harvester Press, and Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1980 (ISBN 0 85527 856 0 hb, 0 85527 448 4 pb); Aldershot and Brookfield VT: Gregg Revivals, 1994 (ISBN 0 7512 0219 3) (pdf)

  • Korean translation Sang-Heon Ahn, 1990

Editing

  • Founder and Editor, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books (2010) (ISSN 2042-2016)
  • Co‑founder of Radical Philosophy and member of editorial board (1972‑2001)
    • Book Reviews Editor, Radical Philosophy (1993-8)
    • Issue editor, Radical Philosophy 47 (Autumn 1987)

Articles

  • `Reflections on the Centenary of the Russian Revolution’, International Critical Thought, 2018: 1-9 (ISSN 2159-8282)
  • `The Idea of Communism’, in Jan Kandiyali ed., Reassessing Marx’s Social and Political Philosophy: Freedom, Recognition and Human Flourishing, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018: pp. 261-271 (ms)
    • `The Idea of Communism’ (Chinese trans. Qu Xuan) Xin Hua Wen Zhai [Xinhua Digest], No. 638, 2018 (2), pp.141-144. (ISSN 1001-6651)
    • `The Idea of Communism’ (Chinese trans. Qu Xuan), Marxism and Reality, No. 150, vol. 2017 (5): pp. 73-78. (ISSN 1004-5961)
    • `The Idea of Communism’ (Russian trans. Petr Kondrashov), Scientific Yearbook of the Institute of Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 17, no. 1, 2017: pp. 7-20
  • `Introduzione’, Antonio Senta, Luigi Galleani, L’anarchico più pericoloso d’America, Nova Delphi, Roma, 2018. (ISBN 978-88-97376-67-5) (English version)
  • ‘Alienation.’ In Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economics. Eds. David M. Brennan, David Kristjanson-Gural and Catherine P. Mulder. New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. 135-43 (ISBN 9781138774933)
  • `Immaterial labor and the information economy: reply [to Kaan Kangal]’, Science & Society, vol. 81 no. 1 (January 2017), pp. 133-6 (pdf)
  • ‘Alienation as a Critical Concept.’ Proceedings of the First World Congress of Marxism, Volume 2. Beijing, 2016. Pp. 824-55. ISBN 9787010167053
  • `Luigi Galleani: “The most dangerous anarchist in America”’, trans. From Italian of A. Soto by Pietro Casati: Theory without Borders
  • `Luigi Galleani: “L’anarchico più pericoloso d’America”’, trans. A. Soto, Umanità Nova, 2 June 2016 (English text)
  • `Marx, Hegel, and the historical method’, Chinese translation Cheng Yao, Philosophy 2014, Beijing: People’s Publishing House, 2015.
  • `Introduction’ [with David Bates and Iain MacKenzie], in David Bates, Iain MacKenzie and Sean Sayers (eds), Marxism, Religion and Ideology: Themes from David McLellan, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2015, pp. 1-11 (ISBN 9781138850613)
  • `The Concept of Alienation and the Development of Marx’s Thought’, in David Bates, Iain MacKenzie and Sean Sayers (eds), Marxism, Religion and Ideology: Themes from David McLellan, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2015, pp. 46-58 (ISBN 9781138850613) (ms)
  • `Private Property and Communism’, Chinese translation Liu Yusen and Meng Gaofeng, in Marxism and Reality [CCTB Beijing] vol. 2015 no. 4, pp. 61-69 (ISSN 1004-5961)
  • `Marx as a critic of liberalism’, in Michael J. Thompson (ed.), Constructing Marxist Ethics: Critique, Normativity, Praxis. E.J. Brill, Leiden and Boston MA, 2015, pp. 144-164. (ISBN 9789004254145); Haymarket, Chicago, 2016, pp. 144-64. (ISBN 9781608466412) [reprint of Brill, 2015] (pdf)
    • Chinese translation Zhang Na, in Philosophical Trends [CASS Beijing] vol. 2015 no. 3, pp. 31-41 (ISSN 1002-8862)
  • `Marxism and the Doctrine of Internal Relations’, Capital & Class, vol. 39 no. 1 (2015), pp. 25-31 (pdf)
  • `Marx on Property, Needs and Labor in Communist Society’, in Shannon Brincat ed., Communism in the 21st Century, Volume I: The Father of Communism: Rediscovering Marx’s Ideas, Praeger, Santa Barbara CA, 2014 (ISBN: 9781440801266), pp. 9-39
  • Marco Piasentier and Andrea Soardo, `Alienazione e natura umana: in dialogo con Sean Sayers’, Knots, MicroMega, La Reppublica, (Italian translation by Marco Piasentier) (March 2014) (Original English version: `Marxism, Alienation, and Human Nature. A dialogue with Sean Sayers’)
  • `Dialectic(s).’ In Gregory Claeys ed., Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, volume 4, 219-20. CQ Press, Washington DC, 2013. (ISBN 9781452234168)
  • `Marxismos kai Ithiki’ [Marxism and Morality], Marxistiki Skepsi (Marxist Thought), vol. 6, pp. 244-252), Greek translation Christos Kefalis, [Σον Σέγιερς, Μαρξισμός και Ηθική, Μαρξιστική Σκέψη, τόμος 6, σελ. 244-252]
  • `Marx’, in Tom Angier ed., Ethics: The Key Thinkers, Bloombury, London and New York, 2012, pp. 175-196 (ISBN 9781441149398) (ms)
    • `Marx as an ethical thinker, Marxism and reality [CCTB Beijing], Chinese translation Huang Dongbo, vol. 2016 no. 4: pp. 77-85. (ISSN 1004-5961)
  • `Marx and alienation’, The Montréal Review, January 2012 (link)
  • `Alienation as a Critical Concept’, International Critical Thought, vol. 1 no. 3 (September 2011), pp. 287-304 (ISSN 2159-8282 print, 2159-8312 online) (pdf)
  • `MacIntyre and Modernity’, in Paul Blackledge and Kelvin Knight eds., Virtue and Politics: Alasdair MacIntyre’s Revolutionary Aristotelianism (University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame IN, 2011), pp. 79-96 (ISBN 9780268022259) (pdf)
    • Chinese translation Qu Xuan, in The Review of Practical Philosophy, no. 2, ed. Xu Changfu, Sun Yat-sen University Press, Guangzhou, China (2015), pp. 148-167 (ISBN 9787306055873)
  • `Marxism and Actually Existing Socialism’ , Greek translation by Christos Kefalis, in Christos Kefalis ed., October and our Age, Topos editions, Athens 2010, pp. 576-590 (ISBN 978-9606863851).
  • `Religion and Politics in the Modern World’, in Interpretations of Marxism: Chinese and Western, Chinese translation Tan Qunyu, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), Beijing, 2010, pp. 209-229 (ISBN 978-7-5097-1345-7)
  • `Marxism and the Crisis of Capitalism’, MRZine 20th March 2009
    • Turkish translation Emrah Özdemir, Politika Dergisi (Politics Magazine), No. 23, June 2010, pp. 16-20 (additional link)
    • Chinese trans. Meng Gaofeng, Philosophical Trends (CASS, Beijing), vol 2009 no. 5 (May 2009), pp. 19-21 (ISSN 1002-8862)
    • `Marxism and the Crisis of Capitalism’, Marxistiki Skepsi [Marxist thought], Greek translation by Manos Skoufoglou, January 2011, pp. 167-173
  • `Labour in Modern Industrial Society’, in Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor eds, Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2009, pp. 143-158 (ISBN 978-0-230-22237-3) (pdf)
  • `Marxist Philosophy in Britain: An Overview’, Modern Philosophy (Guangzhou), (Chinese translation Gao Baoli), vol. 2008, no. 2 (February 2008), pp. 52-57 (ISSN 1000-7660) (Chinese, English)
  • `Marxism and Morality’, Chinese translation Lai He and Fusheng Liu, Philosophical Researches [Beijing], vol. 2007 no. 9 (September 2007), pp. 8-12 (ISSN 1000-0216)
  • `The Concept of Labour: Marx and his Critics’, Science & Society, Vol. 71, No. 4 (October 2007), pp. 431-454 (ISSN: 0036-8237) (pdf)
  • `Karl Marx and his Doctrine’, Spartacus, Greek translation, Christos Kefalis, Spartacus, no. 90 (June 2007), pp. 72-4 (ISSN 1106 790). [Translation of `Marx’, in Nöel Parker and Stuart Sim (eds), The A-Z Guide to Modern Social and Political Theorists (1997)]
  • `Marxism and Morality’, Proceedings of International Conference on Philosophy: Fundamental Theory and Contemporary Problems’, Jilin University, Changchun (July 2007), pp. 41-47
  • `Marxism and Morality’, Chinese translation Qu Hongmei, Proceedings of International Conference on Philosophy: Fundamental Theory and Contemporary Problems’, Jilin University, Changchun (July 2007), pp. 48-53
  • `Dialectic and Social Criticism’, Greek translation, Christos Kefalis, Spartacus, no. 89 (May 2007), pp. 86-90 (ISSN 1106 790)
  • `Philosophy and Ideology: Marxism and the Role of Religion in Contemporary Politics’, Marxism, Intellectuals and Politics, ed. David Bates, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2007, pp. 152-168 (ISBN-13: 978-1-4039-4998-1) (pdf)
  • `Individual and Society in Marx and Hegel’, Science & Society, vol 71 no. 1 (January 2007), pp. 84-102 (ISSN: 0036-8237) (pdf)
  • `Labour in Modern Industrial Society‘, Practice and Text (Nanjing University), November 2006
  • `Religion and Politics in the Modern World’, Modern Philosophy (Guangzhou), (Chinese translation Tan Qunyu), vol. 4 (November 2006), pp. 1-11 (ISSN 1000-7660)
  • `Freedom and the “Realm of Necessity”’, The New Hegelians: Politics and Philosophy in the Hegelian School, ed. Douglas Moggach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 2006, pp. 261-74 (ISBN: 0-521-85497-0)
  • `The “Uplifting Influence” of Work and Industry: The Philosophical Background to The Step Of Steel’, in Serge Prokofiev, Le Pas d’Acier 1925, DVD set, IDM Ltd and AHRC, 2006 (distributed by http://dancebooks.co.uk)
  • `Alienation’, `Contradiction’, `Dialectical materialism’, `Engels’, `Historical materialism’, `Ideology’, `Lenin’, `Marx’, `Marxism’, ` The Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, ed. John Protevi, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2005 (The Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, Yale University Press, New Haven CT, 2006), pp. 22, 107, 149-50, 170-1, 286-7, 302, 359-60, 379-88 (ISBN: 0-7486-1716-7)
  • `Why Work? Marxism and Human Nature’, Science & Society, vol. 69 no. 4 (2005), pp. 606-16 (ISSN: 0036-8237) (pdf)
  • `Analytical Marxism and Morality’, in Kai Nielsen and Robert Ware (eds), Analyzing Marxism: New Essays on Analytical Marxism (1989)
    • Chinese translation by Lu Kejian, Beijing: Renmin University Press, 2002, pp. 66-85 (ISBN: 7-300-04283-X)
  • `Creative Activity and Alienation in Hegel and Marx’, Historical Materialism, vol. 11 no. 1 (2003), pp. 107-128 (ISBN 90-04-12501-9) (pdf)
    • `Creative Activity and Alienation in Hegel and Marx’, Chinese translation Li Yi-tian, Marxism and Reality (Journal of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, Beijing), vol. 2008, no. 2 (February 2008), pp. 37-44 (ISSN 1004-5961)
  • `Freedom and the “Realm of Necessity”’, Proceedings of the ISSEI VIII International Conference (Aberystwyth, July 2002), (ed.) Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, CD ROM (file: 506sayers.rtf), ISSEI, 2003 (ISBN 0-9544363-0-X)
  • `The Importance of Hegel for Marx: Reply to Zarembka’, Historical Materialism, no. 8 (Summer 2001), pp. 367-372 (ISBN 90-04-12501-9) (pdf)
  • `The Prospects for Socialism in the Twenty-first Century’ (Chinese translation Dr Wei Xiaoping), in Gu Jiaqin (ed.), Socialism and the Twenty-first Century, Central Party Translation Bureau Publishing House, Beijing, 2000, pp. 71-8 (ISBN 7-80109-384-4)
    • (abridged version, Chinese translation Dr Wei Xiaoping), Guowai Lilun Dongtai (Current Trends in Theory), no. 287, January 2000, pp. 10-12
  • `Identity and Community‘, Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. XXX, no. 1 (Spring 1999), pp. 147-60 (ISSN: 0047-2786)
  • `Is the truth out there?’ (Interview with Richard Rorty), Times Higher Education Supplement, no.1283, 6 June 1997, p. 18
  • `Progress and Social Criticism’, The European Legacy: Towards New Paradigms, vol 2. no. 3 (May 1997), pp. 544-9 (ISSN: 1084-8770)
  • `Marx’, in Nöel Parker and Stuart Sim (eds), The A-Z Guide to Modern Social and Political Theorists (Hemel Hempstead: Prentice-Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1997), pp. 241-5 (ISBN 0-13-524885-X)
  • `Who are my Peers? The Research Assessment Exercise in Philosophy’, Radical Philosophy 83 (May/June 1997), pp. 2-5 (ISSN 0300-211X) (pdf)
  • `Marxismus. Ein Überblick’, [Marxism: An Overview] (German translation Dieter Lohaus) Marxisticsche Blätter, Heft 2-97 (March/April 1997), pp. 54-8 (ISSN 0542-7770)
  • `Assessment Reassessed’, Times Higher Education Supplement, no.1269, 28 February 1997, p. 17
  • `Engels and Materialism‘, in Christopher J. Arthur (ed.), Engels Today: a Centenary Appreciation, (London: Macmillan, 1996), pp. 153-172 (ISBN 0-333-63324-5 hb, 0-333-66531-7 pb); and New York: St Martin’s Press, 1996 (ISBN 0-312-16013-5 hb)
  • `Communitarianism and Moral Realism’, in Jan Bransen and Marc Slors (eds), The Problematic Reality of Values (Van Gorcum: Assen, 1996), pp. 121-136 (ISBN 90-232-3169-4)
  • `Dialectic and Social Criticism‘, Annalen der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Dialektische Philosophie – Societas Hegeliana, Band IX (1996), pp. 241-5 (ISBN 3-89144-220-3)
  • `The Value of Community‘, Radical Philosophy 69 (Jan/Feb 1995), pp. 2-4
  • `Philosophy and the Information Superhighway‘, Radical Philosophy 67 (Summer 1994), p. 63
    • `La philosophie et l’autoroute électronique’, Horizons philosophiques, vol 6 no. 2 (Spring 1996), pp. 43-47 (trans Josette Lanteigne) (ISSN 1181-9227)
  • `Moral Values and Progress‘, New Left Review 204 (March-April 1994), pp. 67-85
  • `Once More on Relative Truth: A Reply to Skillen‘, Radical Philosophy 64 (Summer 1993), pp.35-8
  • `Economic Ethics’ (Czeck translation R. Bureš), Etika (Brno) vol. 4 no. 1 (1992), pp. 60-8
  • `The Human Impact of the Market,’ in P. Heelas and P. Morris (eds), The Values of the Enterprise Culture: The Moral Debate, (Routledge: London, 1992). pp. 120-38
  • `Psychoanalysis and Human Rationality,’ Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 22 no. 2 (Fall 1991), pp. 60-70 (pdf)
  • `Epistemology and Relativism,’ Annalen der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Dialektische Philosophie – Societas Hegeliana, Band VII (1990), pp. 164-8
  • `Radical Philosophy,’ (Chinese translation Zhang Dun Min) Zhexue Dongtai (Philosophical Information, CASS, Beijing), 11 (1991), pp. 35-7
  • `F.H. Bradley and the Concept of Relative Truth,’ Radical Philosophy 59 (Autumn 1991), pp. 15-20
  • `Gorz on Work and Liberation,Radical Philosophy 58 (Summer 1991), pp. 16-19
  • `Introduction’, D. McLellan and S. Sayers (eds), Socialism and Democracy (London: Macmillan, 1991), pp. 1-5
  • `Contradiction and Dialectic,’ Science & Society, vol. 55 no. 1 (Spring 1991), pp. 84-91
  • `Marxism and the Dialectical Method: A Critique of G.A. Cohen’ (1984), reprinted in S. Sayers and P. Osborne (eds), Socialism, Feminism and Philosophy: A Radical Philosophy Reader (London: Routledge, 1990), pp. 140-68 (pdf)
  • `Marxism and Actually Existing Socialism,‘ in D. McLellan and S. Sayers (eds), Socialism and Morality (London: Macmillan, 1990), pp. 42‑64
  • `Analytical Marxism and Morality,’ in Kai Nielsen and Robert Ware (eds), Analyzing Marxism: New Essays on Analytical Marxism, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 15 (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1989), pp. 81‑104
    • (Japanese translation, H. Kishimoto), The Bulletin of Nihon Fukushi University, No. 81-2 (April 1990), pp. 127‑57
  • `Images of the French RevolutionRadical Philosophy 53 (Autumn 1989), pp. 50‑1
  • `Knowledge as a Social Phenomenon,’ Radical Philosophy 52 (Summer 1989), pp. 34‑7
  • `Thinking the Unthinkable,’ (with Ted Benton) The Times Higher Education Supplement, no.857 (7 April, 1989), p. 17
  • `Work, Leisure and Human Needs,’ in C.J. Barrett and T. Winnifrith (eds), The Philosophy of Leisure (London: Macmillan, 1989), pp. 34‑53
  • `The Need to Work: A Reply to Mr Higgins,’ in Radical Philosophy 47 (Autumn 1987), p. 48
  • `Editorial,’ Radical Philosophy 47 (Autumn 1987), p. 1
  • `The Actual and the Rational,’ in David Lamb (ed.), Hegel and Modern Philosophy (London: Croom Helm, 1987), pp. 143‑60
  • `The Need to Work,’ Radical Philosophy 46 (Summer 1987), pp. 17‑26
    • `The Need to Work: A Perspective from Philosophy,’ in R.E. Pahl (ed.), On Work (Oxford: Blackwell, 1988), pp. 722‑41
  • `Work, Leisure and Human Needs,’ Thesis Eleven 14 (1986), pp. 79‑96
  • `Mental Illness as a Moral Concept‘ in R. Edgley and R. Osborne (eds), The Radical Philosophy Reader (London: Verso, 1985), pp. 217‑33
  • `Higher and Lower Pleasures,’ in B. Lang, W. Sacksteder & G. Stahl (eds), The Philosopher in the Community (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1984), pp. 112‑129
  • `Marxism and the Dialectical Method: A Critique of G.A. Cohen,’ Radical Philosophy 36 (Spring, 1984), pp. 4‑13
  • `Materialism, Realism and the Reflection Theory,’ Radical Philosophy 33 (spring, 1983), pp. 16‑26
  • `On the Centenary of Marx’s Death,’ Labour Herald, no.27 (March, 1983), pp. 12‑13
  • `Mao and the Cultural Revolution: What Went Wrong?’ China Now 100 (January‑February, 1982), pp. 10‑11
  • `Contradiction and Dialectic in the Development of Science,’ Science and Society, vol.45 no.4 (Winter, 1981), pp. 409‑436
  • `Computer Threat?’ China Policy Study Group Broadsheet, vol.18 no.11 (November, 1981), pp. 3‑4
  • `Forces of Production and Relations of Production in Socialist Society,’ Radical Philosophy 24 (Spring, 1980), pp. 19‑26
  • `The Cultural Revolution: Towards a Reassessment,’ China Policy Study Group Broadsheet, vol.16 no.8 (August, 1979), pp. 1‑3
  • `Productive Forces and Relations of Production,’ China Policy Study Group Broadsheet, vol.14 no.7 (July, 1977), pp. 1‑4
  • `On the Marxist Dialectic,’ Radical Philosophy 14 (Summer, 1976), pp. 9‑19
  • `Ordinary Language Philosophy and Radical Philosophy,’ Radical Philosophy 8 (Summer, 1974), pp. 36‑8
  • `Radical Philosophy in Britain and in the United States,’ Radical Philosophers Newsjournal 2 (March, 1974), pp. 35‑40
  • `Mental Illness as a Moral Concept,’ Radical Philosophy 5 (Summer, 1973), pp. 3‑8
    • `Mental Illness as a Moral Concept,’ reprinted in Inscape: Journal of the British Association of Art Therapists 9 (Winter, 1974), pp. 1‑13
  • `Towards a Radical Philosophy,’ Cambridge Review, vol. 94 no.2209 (October, 1972), pp. 11‑16
  • `Hinton’s Reaction: A Reply,’ (with Tony Skillen) Radical Philosophy 2 (Summer 1972), pp. 24‑5
  • `Examinations and Academic Illiteracy,’ Radical Philosophy 1 (January 1972), pp. 14‑15

Reviews

  • Nathan Coombs, History and Event: From Marxism to Contemporary French Theory. Science and Society, vol. 81 no. 2 (April 2017), p. 313-316 (ms)
  • Rahel Jaeggi, Alienation. Philosophical Review 125 no. 2 (April 2016), pp. 290-2 (pdf)
  • G. A. Cohen, Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy. Science and Society, vol. 79 no. 4 (October 2015), pp. 633-5 (pdf)
  • Stephen Eric Bronner, Modernism at the Barricades: Aesthetics, Politics, Utopia. H-Socialisms, H-Net Reviews. January, 2015.
  • Justin P. Holt, Karl Marx’s Philosophy of Nature, Action and Society: A New Analysis, in Science & Society, vol. 77 no. 4 (October 2013), pp. 584-587 (ISSN 0036-8237)
  • István Mészáros, Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Volume II: The Dialectic of Structure and History, in Science & Society, vol. 77, no. 3 (July 2013), pp. 428–41 (ISSN 0036-8237) (pdf)
  • Paul Blackledge, Marxism and Ethics: Freedom, Desire, and Revolution, in International Socialism: A Quarterly Journal of Socialist Theory, no. 136 (October 2012), pp. 218-221 (ISSN: online 1754-4653 / Print 0020-8736)
  • David Spencer, The Political Economy of Work, in Science & Society, vol. 75, no. 2 (April 2011), pp. 269-72 (ISSN 0036-8237) (pdf)
  • Axel Honneth, Reification: A New Look at an Old Idea, in Mind 118, no. 470 (April 2009), pp. 476-79 (ISSN: online 1460-2113 / print 0026-4423). (pdf)
  • David Leopold, The Young Karl Marx and Douglas Moggach, The Philosophy and Politics of Bruno Bauer, in Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, nos. 57/58 (2008), pp.173-80 (ISSN 0263-5232) (pdf)
  • John Rawls, Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy, in Radical Philosophy 148 (March-April 2008), pp. 49-50 (ISSN 0300-211X)
  • Alasdair MacIntyre, The Tasks of Philosophy, Selected Essays Volume 1, and Ethics and Politics, Selected Essays Volume 2, in Radical Philosophy 143 (May/June 2007), pp. 56-58 (ISSN 0300 211X)
  • Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics, Culture Machine (October 2005)
  • Iseult Honohan, Civic Republicanism, in Philosophical Books, vol. 45 no.3 (July 2004), pp. 269-71 (ISSN 0031-8051) (pdf)
  • Paul O’Grady, Relativism, in International Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 44 no. 1 (March 2004), pp. 123-24 (ISSN 0019-0365)
  • Adriaan T. Peperzak, Modern Freedom: Hegel’s Legal, Moral, and Political Philosophy, Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, No. 49/50 (2004), pp. 158-163 (ISSN 0263 5232) (pdf)
  • Hilary Putnam, The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays, in Radical Philosophy 122 (November/December 2003), pp. 52-3 (ISSN 0300-211X)
  • Tony Burns and Ian Fraser (eds), The Hegel-Marx Connection, in Studies in Marxism, vol 8 (2001), pp. 163-166 (ISSN: 1358-6823)
  • John Rawls, Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy, in Radical Philosophy 110 (November-December 2001), pp. 48-9 (ISSN 0300-211X)
  • Onora O’Neill, Bounds of Justice, FIRST ReVIEW, theglobalsite, (http://www.theglobalsite.ac.uk/review/111sayers.htm, September 2001) (ms)
  • G. A. Cohen, If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich?, in Radical Philosophy 104 (November/December 2000), pp. 39-41 (ISSN 0300-211X)
  • Alasdair MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals and Stuart Hampshire, Justice is Conflict, in Radical Philosophy 102 (July/August 2000), pp.47-9 (ISSN 0300 211X)
  • James D. White, Karl Marx and the Intellectual Origins of Dialectical Materialism, in Historical Materialism 5 (Winter 1999), pp. 359-66 (ISBN 0 9532171 4 0) (pdf)
  • Ian Hunt, Analytical and Dialectical Marxism, in Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, nos. 39/40 (1999), pp. 133-8 (ISSN 0263 5232)
  • George Sher, Beyond Neutrality: Perfectionism and Politics, in Philosophical Books, vol. 40 no. 2 (April 1999), pp. 133-5 (ISSN: 0031-8051)
  • Theodore M. Porter, Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life, in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, vol. 2 no. 7 (November 1997), pp.1263-4 (ISSN: 1084-8770) (pdf)
  • W.F. Hegel, Lectures on Natural Right and Political Science, in Radical Philosophy 84 (July/August 1997), pp.51-2 (ISSN 0300-211X)
  • Kevin Anderson, Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism: A Critical Study, in Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, no. 34 (Autumn/Winter 1996), pp.72-6 (ISSN 0263 5232)  (ms)
  • John E. Roemer, A Future for Socialism, in Philosophical Books, vol. 36 no. 3 (July 1995), pp. 209-11 (ms)
  • Daniel Bell, Communitarianism and its Critics, in The Times Higher Education Supplement, no. 1109 (4 February 1994), pp. 22-3 (ms)
  • George G. Brenkert, Political Freedom, in Philosophical Books, vol. 34 no. 1 (January 1993), pp. 51-3
  • Allen W. Wood, Hegel’s Ethical Thought, in Radical Philosophy 61 (Summer 1992), pp. 61-2
  • Robert Meister, Political Identity: Thinking Through Marx, in Philosophical Books, vol. 33 no. 2 (April 1992), pp. 74-6
  • E. Bowie (ed.), Equal Opportunity, in Philosophical Books, Vol. 31 No. 3 (July 1990), pp. 176-7
  • Szporluk, Communism and Nationalism: Karl Marx Versus Friederich List, in History of European Ideas, vol. 12 no. 4 (1990), pp. 552-4
  • Kevin M. Brien, Marx, Reason and the Art of Freedom, in Science and Society, vol. 54 no. 2 (Summer 1990), pp. 235‑8 (pdf)
  • Stafford, Socialism, Radicalism and Nostalgia: Social Criticism in Britain 1775‑1830, in History of European Ideas, vol.10 no.1 (1989), pp. 119‑21
  • Timms and P. Collier (eds), Visions and Blueprints, in History of European Ideas, vol.10 no.5 (1989), pp. 624‑5
  • Braybrooke, Meeting Needs, in Philosophical Books, vol.30 no.3 (July 1989), pp. 179‑80
  • Thomson, Needs, in Philosophical Books, vol.29 no.4 (October 1988), pp. 229‑31
  • Gollobin, Dialectical Materialism, in Science and Society, vol.52 no.3 (Fall 1988), pp. 347‑50
  • W.F. Hegel, Philosophical Propaedeutic, in Radical Philosophy 45 (Spring 1987), pp. 45‑6
  • Jacobson, Pride and Solace, in Radical Philosophy 45 (Spring 1987), pp. 46‑7
  • Lukes, Marxism and Morality, in Radical Philosophy 44 (Autumn 1986), pp. 32‑3
  • W.F. Hegel, Introduction to the Lectures on the Philosophy of History, in Philosophical Books, vol. 27 no.3 (July, 1986), pp. 146‑8
  • Tiles, Bachelard: Science and Objectivity, in Philosophical Books, vol.27 no.1 (January, 1986), pp. 41‑3
  • M. Masson, The assault on Truth and J. Malcolm, In the Freud Archives, in Explorations in Knowledge, vol.3 no.2 (1986), pp. 71‑7 (pdf)
  • R. Valentine, Conceptual Issues in Psychology, in Explorations in Knowledge, vol.2 no.2 (1985), pp. 61‑2
  • Malcolm, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, in Explorations in Knowledge, vol.1 no.1 (1984), pp. 251‑5
  • Scruton, From Descartes to Wittgenstein, in Explorations in Knowledge, vol.2 no.1 (1984), pp. 71‑2
  • Mao Tse‑tung, A Critique of Soviet Economics, in China Policy Study Group Broadsheet, vol.15 no.6 (June, 1978), pp. 3‑4
  • S. Szasz, Ideology and Insanity, in The Human Context, vol. 7 no.2 (Summer, 1975), pp. 356‑9 (pdf)
  • T.Fann, The Making of the Human Being in the People’s Republic of China, in Radical Philosophy 10 (Spring, 1975), pp. 32‑4
  • Nizan, The Watchdogs: Philosophers and the Established Order, in Radical Philosophy 4 (Spring, 1973), pp. 38‑40

Brief Reviews

    • Louis Althusser, Philosophy of the Encounter: Later Writings, 1978-1987, in Political Studies Review, vol 5 no. 2 (May 2007), p. 248 (ISSN printed 1478-9299; online 1478-9302)
    • Edwin A. Roberts, The Anglo-Marxists: A Study in Ideology and Culture, in The European Legacy, vol. 5 no. 4 (2000), pp. 603-4 (ISSN: 1084-8770)
    • Ian Fraser, Hegel and Marx: The Concept of Need, in Political Studies, vol. 48 no. 1 (March 2000), p. 146 (ISSN 0032-3217)
    • John Rosenthal, The Myth of Dialectics: Reinterpreting the Marx-Hegel Relation, in Political Studies, (1999), p. 809
    • Sara F. Luther, John J. Neumaier, and Howard L. Parsons eds, Diverse Perspectives on Marxist Philosophy: East and West, in Canadian Slavonic Papers, vol. 37, nos. 1‑2 (Mar‑Jun 1995), pp. 279‑80 (CN ISSN 0008-5006)
    • Moishe Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx’s Critical Theory, in Political Studies, vol. 43 no. 2 (June 1995), pp. 403-4
    • J. Arthur (ed.), Marx’s Capital: a Student Edition, in Political Studies, vol. 41 no. 2 (June 1993), p. 361
    • David Bakhurst, Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy, in Canadian Slavonic Papers, vol. 34 nos. 1-2 (1993), pp. 176-7 (CN ISSN 0008-5006)
    • B. Pippin, Hegel’s Idealism, in Radical Philosophy 54 (Spring 1990), p. 52
    • Cooley, Architect or Bee? The Human Price of Technology, in Radical Philosophy 50 (Autumn 1988), p. 54
    • Schmitt, Introduction to Marx and Engels: A Critical Reconstruction, in Radical Philosophy 50 (Autumn 1988), p. 53
    • W.F. Hegel, The Jena System 1804‑5: Logic and Metaphysics, in Radical Philosophy 48 (Spring 1988), p. 54
    • Elster, An Introduction to Karl Marx and J. Elster (ed.), Karl Marx: A Reader, in Radical Philosophy 46 (Summer 1987), pp. 40‑1
    • A Suchting, Marx and Philosophy: Three Studies, in British Book News (September, 1986), p. 525
    • Llewelyn, Derrida on the Threshold of Sense, in British Book News (July, 1986), p. 393
    • Foster, A.J. Ayer, in British Book News (March, 1986), p. 149
    • Richards (ed.), Capitalism and Infancy, in Radical Philosophy 41 (Autumn, 1985), p. 36
    • Marx and F. Engels, Letters on `Capital’, in Radical Philosophy 38 (Summer, 1985), p. 38
    • Mitchell and M. Rosen (eds), The Need for Interpretation, in Radical Philosophy 38 (Summer, 1985), p. 38
    • Blake and K. Pole (eds), Objections to Nuclear Defence, in Labour Herald, vol.4 no.10 (November, 1984), p. 14
    • Hudson, The Marxist Philosophy of E. Bloch, in Radical Philosophy 36 (Spring, 1984), p. 39
    • Orwell, The Penguin Complete Longer Non‑fiction of George Orwell, in Labour Herald, vol.3 no.26 (March, 1984), p. 14
    • Williams, Kant’s Political Philosophy, in British Book News (January, 1984), p. 19
    • Blake and K. Pole (eds), Dangers of Deterrence, in Labour Herald, vol.3 no.14 (December, 1983), p. 14
    • Magee, The Philosophy of Schopenhauer, in British Book News (December, 1983), p. 737
    • Hall and R. Woolhouse, 80 Years of Locke Scholarship, in British Book News (October, 1983), p. 604
    • Larrain, Marxism and Ideology, in British Book News (September, 1983), pp. 547‑8
    • E. Burke, The Philosophy of Popper, in British Book News (September, 1983), p. 543
    • Carver, Marx’s Social Theory, in British Book News (March, 1983), p. 156
    • Hollis and S. Lukes (eds), Rationality and Relativism, in British Book News (February, 1983), p. 78
    • Trusted, Introduction to the Philosophy of Knowledge, in British Book News (July, 1982), p. 404
    • Soper, On Human Needs, in British Book News (March, 1982), pp. 156‑7
    • McLellan (ed.), Karl Marx: Interviews and Recollections, in British Book News (January, 1982), p. 26
    • Grass, The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising, in Gambit, vol.3 no.11 (1968), pp. 132‑4

Interviews

  • Marco Piasentier and Andrea Soardo, `Alienazione e natura umana: in dialogo con Sean Sayers’, Knots, MicroMega, La Reppublica. Italian translation by Marco Piasentier (pdf) (Original English version: `Marxism, Alienation, and Human Nature. A dialogue with Sean Sayers’)
  • Sean Sayers and Liang Shuang, `With Dialectics of History  Marxism Can Be Better Understood: an Interview with Prof. Sean Sayers, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Kent University’,Studies in Marxism [CASS, Beijing], 2016 vol. 11, pp. 20-25
  • Sean Sayers and Fang Jue, `Alienation, Class and “This Crisis”: A Dialogue with Sean Sayers’, Philosophical Analysis [Shanghai], vol. 7 no. 5 (2016), pp. 159-167 (ISSN 2095-0047)
  • Sean Sayers and Zang Fengyu, `Historicism and the Modernity of Marx’s Political Philosophy: A Dialogue with Sean Sayers’, Foreign Theoretical Trends, vol. 2015 no. 1 (January 2015), pp. 2-10 (ISSN 1674-1277)
  • Sean Sayers and Pan Huixiang, `Alienation, Human Nature and the New World View: An interview with Prof. Sean Sayers’, Philosophical Trends [Institute of Philosophy, CASS, Beijing], vol. 2014 no. 5 (May 2014), pp. 78-84 (ISSN 1002-8862)
  • Sean Sayers and Lin Jinping, `Contemporary Marxist Study: From Theory to Reality: an interview with Sean Sayers’, Marxism and Reality (Beijing), vol. 122 (January 2013), pp. 93-101
  • Sean Sayers and Chen Haijuan, ‘On the Revival of Marxism: An Interview with Sean Sayers’, in Social Sciences Weekly, Shanghai (Chinese translation Chen Xudong), 19th June, 2008 (newspaper number CN31-0034)
  • Marx on Property. Interview by Marcus Brigstock, `Safe as Houses’, episode 2, BBC Radio 4, 11 February 2006

Web sites

  • Radical Philosophy www site (http://www.radicalphilosophy.com), 1995-2001
  • Department of Philosophy www site (http://www.ukc.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/), 1996-9
  • Marx and Philosophy Society / Marx and Philosophy Review of Books (http://www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/), 2009-

Forthcoming publications

Books

  • Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes. Chinese translation Cheng Yao, Renmin University Press, Beijing
  • Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes. German translation Andreas Főrster, LAIKA-Verlag, Hamburg. (ISBN 9783944233567)
  • Plato’s Republic: An Introduction. Chinese translation Zhou Hongyin

Articles

  • `Alienation’, Bloomsbury Handbook to Literary and Cultural Theory, ed. Jeffrey R. Di Leo
  • `Marx and Teleology’, Science & Society
  • `Marx and modern China’, Proceedings of the International Symposium on China’s path towards poverty eradication and comprehensive well-off society, Peking University October 2016
  • `Alienation as historical concept’ [abridged version], Russian translation. Scientific Yearbook of the Institute of Philosophy and Law [The Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg]
  • `Private Property and Communism’, Marxism and Reality
  • `Private Property and Communism’, trans. Meng Gaofeng [being arranged by Pan Huixiang]
  • `Marx, Hegel and the Historical Approach’, trans Cheng Yao
  • `Teleology and Meaning in History’, trans Cheng Yao
  • `Marx’s concept of communism’, trans. Pan Huixiang
  • `Dialectical materialism’ in Terry Ball ed., Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • `Marxism and the Dialectical Method: A Critique of G.A. Cohen’, Chinese translation Li Yi-tian, Journal of World Philosophy [CASS Beijing]
  • `Marxist Philosophy in Britain: An Overview’, Chinese translation Feng Yanli, Journal of Institute of Marxism, CASS, Beijing
  • `The Republic (Plato)’, Encyclopedia of Literature and Philosophy, ed. M. Keith Booker, Greenwood Press, Westport CT
  • `Dialectic in Western Marxism’ (in Chinese), Appendix in Peng Yen-Han, Dialectics Beijing University Press, Beijing (1992)
  • `Rethinking Marxism After 1989′, Journal of the Institute of Philosophy, Beijing (1991)
  • `The Future of Marxism in the Post Communist World’, ARKA (1990)
  • `Alienation and Economic Development,’ The Ethical Record (1989)

Reviews

  • Sitton, Marx’s Theory of the Transcendence of the State: A Reconstruction, in Political Studies (1990)

Other

  • Fang Jue, `Interview with Sean Sayers’, Journal of Philosophical Analysis of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
  • `On Chinese Reform and Opening Up’, Interview with Cui Linfei, China Youth Daily

 

Updated 6 December 2018.
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