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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