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 critique of political economy as a critical theory of society does not lie hidden beneath Marx’s neo-Ricardian political economy. Nor can the esoteric Marx be separated from the exoteric Marx. Rather the critique of political economy as a critical theory of social reality must be developed by drawing on and developing the critical theoretical aspects of Marx and those who interepreted Marx in this manner in distinction to those who have interpreted Marx as a political economist, social scientist, and economist. While the stakes in these interpretations may seem exceedingly scholastic, they pertain to conceptions of capitalist domination and human emancipation.

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