Category Archives: Marx

HMNY Paper

I believe a recording of the panel on Adorno’s Marxism was made, which I will circulate when it is available. In the meantime, here is the text of my speech, typos and all: The phenomenology of the anti-Spirit”: Adorno’s Marxism … Continue reading

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Backhaus Translation Fund

Please contribute to this effort to raise $ 6,600 to translate Backhaus’ Dialectic of the Value-Form.

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The Falling Rate of Profit and its Discontents

Sašo Furlan has written an extremely helpful article examining the law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall, its various interpretations, and the implications of these interpretations.    

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Thinking about Humans with Kluge and Negt

I started reading the new translation/edition of Kluge and Negt’s History and Obstinacy on the bus to and from teaching. What I’ve read is really great so far, and it got me thinking about humans. As I see it, the … Continue reading

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CFP Marx’s Capital: The Basement Tapes

Marx’s Capital: The Basement Tapes The 2015 Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) Sponsored by the Marxist Literary Group (MLG) June 24-28, 2015, Georgetown University The first volume of Capital was the only one completed by Marx and published during … Continue reading

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CFP HM NYC 2015

Historical Materialism Conference New York: Returns of Capital New York University, April 24-26, 2015 Capitalism is “back,” in more ways than one. Since the crisis of 2008, academics and commentators beyond the usual confines of the Marxist left have once … 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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Hegel, Marx, Heston

Probably the best thing on the internet. Heston’s discussion of Geist, the master/slave relation and Marx’s critique of Hegel’s doctrine of the state (from 13:20) are sublime.

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Foucault on Fetishism and Money

Finally getting around to reading Foucault’s comments on money in the recently translated lectures The Will To Know. They initially piqued my interest because I caught reference to the fact that Foucault makes the claim that forms of thought, such … Continue reading

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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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