Category Archives: critical theory

Critical Theory in the Time of Trump

Monster new issue of Logos features articles by Werner Bonefeld, Samir Gandesha, John Abromeit, myself and others on Critical Theory Right-Wing Populism, and Trump

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Alfred Schmidt, The Idea of Critical Theory

Thanks to Riccardo Bellofiore for pointing this one out: bookscancenter-4

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Critical Theory and Trump

There have been many hot takes in the aftermath of Trump’s election. Although I reckon many people are overdoing it historical parallels when it would be more helpful to admit one of the most terrifying things about all of this … Continue reading

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Alfred Schmidt on Henri Lefebvre and Contemporary Interpretations of Marxism

The English translation of the German afterword to Lefebvre’s Dialectical Materialism (which Schmidt translated) bookscancenter-1

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On Adorno’s Relevance.

All to pertinent bit of an article i’ve been working on: This Adornian analysis would thus start from the premises that contemporary capitalist society is a comprehensive negative totality reproduced according to the dynamic of Marx’s theory of value, accumulation … Continue reading

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Surplus Population, History and Obstinacy

Negt: “You could put it like this: The labor power that capital can tie down by dint of Taylorism is markedly decreasing in both capitalist countries and Third World countries. More and more living labor power is slipping out of … Continue reading

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Frankfurt School Philosophy and Economy

Excellent new issue of History of Human Sciences edited by Matthias Rothe and Bastian Ronge including articles by Bonefeld on Adorno and Engster on crisis.  

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Lotz on Engster

Christian Lotz has written a review of Frank Engster’s very important work for Marx and Philosophy Review of Books: “In addition to the absolutely brilliant sections on Lukács and Sohn-Rethel, the book’s strongest part is Engster’s masterful handling of Marx. … Continue reading

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Marcuse on Marx’s Theory of Value

The following is an appendix in Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren “Wert und Tauschwert fallen nicht zusammen,” is filed as HMA 0109.01 (Herbert Mar- cuse Archive, Stadt- und Universitäts Bibliothek Frankfurt). It contains a handwritten notation at the top, … Continue reading

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Black Box

The article of mine on the Domination of Nature has just been published alongside other luminaries in the first issue of Black Box.

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