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 Postone claims? is x or y really a traditional marxist?

While these questions are still valid, the revival of socialism has made me realize that not only is Postone’s category on point, but it’s also too narrow. Traditional Marxism doesn’t account for other pervasive types of socialism or the roles reason, norms, and the state play in traditional marxism and these other socialist theories. In other words, traditional marxism needs to be reunited with traditional theory.

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