Category Archives: Lukacs

Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy as a frame.

Building upon the last post, the way that I plan to argue that revisiting the work of Adorno, Lefebvre etc. can help develop the critique of political economy as a critical social theory is by criticizing the Anglophone reception of … Continue reading

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Fail again, Fail Better: Reification, Critical Theory and Crisis

I spent part of my summer on the following, which tries to provide contemporary critical theory with a notion of crisis by drawing on and developing the Marxian strand of Lukacs’ theory of reification. In so doing, I thought I … Continue reading

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“The Central, Structural Problem of Capitalist Society in All its Aspects”: Commodity Fetishism and Social Theory in Georg Lukács , Theodor W. Adorno and Henri Lefebvre.

“The Central, Structural Problem of Capitalist Society in All its Aspects”: Commodity Fetishism and Social Theory in Georg Lukács , Theodor W. Adorno and Henri Lefebvre. [This talk was given to undergraduate course on ideology at the University of Ljubljana … Continue reading

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Jan Hoff, Interviewed

Viewpoint have published an interview with Jan Hoff on global Marxism.

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HM Critical Theory Stream

Stream on Critical Theory: “How the Commodity Form Dies” Historical Materialism Conference 2014 “How Capitalism Survives” Eleventh Annual Historical Materialism London Conference – 6-9 November 2014 – Vernon Square, Central London More than ever the theoretical implications of Marx’s theory … Continue reading

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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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Money as Measure, Means, and Method: Calculating with the Identity of Time

Frank Engster’s monster work on money is now out. Essential for scholars of Marx, Critical Theory, Sohn-Rethel and Value-Form Theory.

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Objectification and Alienation in Capital.

I think the following passage provides a lucid account of how Marx distinguishes between objectification and alienation in Capital. This distinction is different from the early theory of alienation in so far as it is not tied to a theory of … Continue reading

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Frank Engster’s HM paper

Here is Frank Engster’s contribution to our recent HM panel:  “Reading Capital after 1968: The commodity form, value and crisis in the Neue Marx-Lektüre and Althusserian Marxism.” The Critique of the Commodity-form in Lukács, Adorno, and Sohn-Rethel  My talk will … Continue reading

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