Monthly Archives: February 2021

Traditional Marxism as Traditional Theory

In the depths of my PhD thesis I questioned the veracity of the category of traditional marxism. I raised the sorts of critical analytical questions one does in the depths of a PhD: does the category apply as broadly as … Continue reading

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Reconstruction, Deconstruction, Development

Marx never completed the critique of political economy. Nor, as Michael Heinrich has pointed out, do the manuscripts from the critique of political economy form a coherent whole. One cannot then simply reconstruct Marx’s critique of political economy. A complete … Continue reading

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Value Theory, Real Abstraction, and Critical Theory

There is an ongoing debate in Marxian value theory about the creation of value. In this debate it is often argued that value-form theory holds that value is created in exchange. Other literature on criticizes Sohn-Rethel, Adorno and other early … Continue reading

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In Defense of Administered Society

Adorno’s notion of administered society is roundly criticized. Some Marxists say it posited the overcoming of the law of value. Other Marxists say it posited the overcoming of class struggles. Habermasians say it left no room for emancipatory types of … Continue reading

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