Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Universal Character of the Fetish: Critical Theory and Social Crisis.

As I mentioned in the last post I am in the midst of writing an essay for the upcoming Annual Critical Theory conference in Rome. I’m using the paper as the opportunity to work on some ideas I have in … Continue reading

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Marx on Money in The Grundrisse.

In comments on the post on Kratke’s talk, I mentioned what I view as the importance of Marx’s comments on money in The Grundrisse. I didn’t quote any of them.  But Mike B was kind enough to provide some of … Continue reading

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Marx’s Version of the Trinity Formula II

Here’s a pdf i’ve done correcting the structure of Fernbach’s translation of the trinity formula. I know Fernbach makes some egregious errors in his translation of the chapter on interest-bearing capital, so I imagine there are also some errors in … Continue reading

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Marx’s Version of The Trinity Formula.

Michael Heinrich mentions the following in Engels’ Edition of the Third Volume of Capital and Marx’s Original Manuscript: At this stage, a serious error of Engels has to be mentioned. Marx wanted to begin his seventh chapter, “Revenues (Income) and … Continue reading

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Michael R. Krätke – Why Could Marx Not Complete Capital?

For all the Marxologists out there here’s a talk by Michael Krätke on Why Could Marx Not Complete Capital?  However, the title of talk is somewhat deceiving: Krätke doesn’t give one answer, he gives a number of them, while also … Continue reading

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Heinrich’s Introduction to Capital

At the moment I’m copy editing. My time is also being taken up by my part time job, where I literally serve as an appendage of a machine. I cut paper down to various sizes on a guillotine. So in … Continue reading

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De Brosses, Marx and Fetishism.

Some rough thoughts I’ve had on the parallels between De Brosses’ theory of fetishism and Marx’s use of this theory in his critique of political economy:             William Pietz provides a history of the concept of fetishism. Pietz’s history traces … Continue reading

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