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Social Domination in Marx

I’m working on a chapter on the concept of domination in Marx. It’s something I have thought about for quite a long time. More importantly, I continue to find it interesting and develop new perspectives on the topic. Some years … Continue reading

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A Guide to Value-Form Theory

It’s winter in the middle of a global pandemic. You have time on your hands and you like to read. Maybe you’ve stumbled across Heinrich twitter and want to know what the hell is going on? Maybe you’ve read Michael … Continue reading

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The young and old Marx

Been going through Marx’s early manuscripts on political economy. Lord knows plenty has been written about the relationship between the young and old Marx. For whatever it’s worth I agree with Schmidt: you should read the young Marx from the … Continue reading

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Indifference as critique

Now I’m wondering if Marx’s idea of “indifference” and “private interest as socially determined interest” in the Grundrisse has been discussed in regard to Smith’s idea of sympathy, Hegel’s idea of recognition, and/or Proudhon’s idea of mutualism?

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Critical Theory and The Poverty of Philosophy

The secondary literature that even addresses Horkheimer and Adorno’s relationship with Marx often claims that they disguised their use of Marx’s concepts, particularly following their emigration to the USA, by formulating opaque terms. I always thought this was pretty uncontroversial … Continue reading

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Critique of Political Economy Youthquake

No doubt anyone who reads this blog already knows about the critique of political economy youthquake shaking the information super highway. But just in case you are somehow more out of touch than me, I thought I would hip you … Continue reading

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Critical Political Economy and The Critique of Political Economy

The line of thinking about Marx’s critique I discussed in the last blog post has also got me thinking about the question of the relationship between the critique of political economy and critical political economy. This issue is rather polarizing … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and the Critique of Society

I should also mention that I edit a critical theory book series with Werner Bonefeld for Bloomsbury Academic Press. “In a time marked by crises and the rise of right-wing authoritarian populism, Critical Theory and the Critique of Society intends … Continue reading

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Domination in Marx

So what I am going to say in this book chapter I am working on right now? Certainly, I have thought about the topic a lot and thought about different interpretations of the topic a lot. Yet the approach I … Continue reading

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Back in Crap (Times)

Whether or not neoliberalism is in crisis, whether or not we in the Anthropocene, whether or not we are in the coronacene, shit really sucks right now. Nevertheless, I have loads of writing commitments that I must complete over the … Continue reading

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