Category Archives: crisis

Reification, Crisis and Critical Social Theory

Here is the work in progress I will be presenting at the CSETPW tomorrow: The Rationalization of Isolated Activity and the irrational Whole: Lukács ,Reification and Critical Social Theory[1]   In March of 2005, Axel Honneth gave the Tanner Lectures … Continue reading

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Lukacs, Reification and Crisis.

Preparing to write a long overdue article on Lukacs. I say long overdue because its been in planning since last summer and described in the hundred-odd cover letters I have sent out which have generally kept me too busy to … Continue reading

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A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis: Demystifying Finance Booklaunch

This looks excellent: Book launch A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis: Demystifying Finance Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos (The Open University Business School, UK) John Milios (National Technical University of Athens) Spyros Lapatsioras (University of Crete) Discussion Panel Janette … Continue reading

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CFP: Stream on Critical Theory and Crisis

Please circulate widely: Call for Papers 7th Annual Critical Theory Conference of Rome May 8-10, 2014 John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago Via Massimi 114/A, Rome, Italy Stream on Critical Theory and Crisis ‘In the meantime, the crisis, … Continue reading

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Sohn-Rethel on Crisis

I came upon the following whilst working on a summary of IML: ‘In commodity producing societies the significance and historical necessity of the exchange abstraction in its spatio-temporal reality is that it provides the form of the social synthesis. None … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Crisis: Notes on History and Structure.

I spent the earlier part of today working on my research statement. Its a perverse enterprise that prevents me from working on my current research and encourages me to speculate on my future research. So instead of working on turning … Continue reading

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Question about Habermas and Reification.

I’ve not read The Theory of Communicative Action, but I know in other places Habermas falls prey to functionalism. Am I therefore right to suspect that part of his criticism of Lukacs’ theory of reification rests on his own functionalist … Continue reading

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Works In Progress.

Its hot in Seattle. Right now its 86/30 and its meant to get hotter this week. I’ll try not to let it deter me from the mountain of work I have to do. One of the faces of this precipice … Continue reading

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Revising Reification

There are a number of reasons for my recent lack of posts. One is logistical – I just moved from one continent to another. But another is that I have been working on getting several projects off the ground with … Continue reading

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Bellofiore on Crisis

Another talk by Riccardo Bellofiore on the crisis:

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