Category Archives: Marxology

Why Marx would never cut it as a Marxologist.

In ‘Second Nature: Gender in Marx’s Grundrisse,’ Amy Wendling provides this amusing anecdote about Marx’s notes on John Millar’s The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks; or, An Inquiry into the Circumstances which give rise to Influence and Authority in … Continue reading

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New Elbe Translation

Readers of this blog will be excited to hear that Viewpoint has published a full translation of Ingo Elbe’s Between Marx, Marxism and Marxisms – Ways of Reading Marx’s Theory, which provides an excellent comparative analysis of the Traditional, Western and … Continue reading

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Ingo Elbe Translation Project

Please circulate widely: Ingo Elbe’s Marx im Westen is the authoritative theoretical history of West German Marxist Theory providing a brilliant and lucid account of the intricacies of the debates over Marx’s theory of Value, the State Derivation debate and … Continue reading

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HM CFP.

Here’s the CFP for the Annual HM conference: Call for papers for the 10th Annual Historical Materialism Conference HM 2013: Making the World Working Class 7-10 November Central London Organised in collaboration with the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Committee … Continue reading

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Mistranslations of “Schein” and “Erscheinung”: The Structure of Chapter 1 of Capital, Volume I

A much more systematic account of these translation issues than my babble: Mistranslations of “Schein” and “Erscheinung”: The Structure of Chapter 1 of Capital, Volume I IGOR HANZEL ABSTRACT: The argument of Marx’s Capital, Volume I, chapter 1, has a … Continue reading

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New Issue of SSPT.

The new issue of Studies and Social and Political Thought is out. Featuring a number of articles that should be of interest to readers of this blog: Dialectic of Domination and Liberation Chris Arthur The Marxian Theory of Revolution as … Continue reading

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Final Notes on Postone.

I just finished TLSD. As you’ve probably noticed I had my problems with it. I don’t want to go over them in detail again as they are available elsewhere on this blog. Instead I want to focus on two points: … Continue reading

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Notes on Re-reading Postone VIII: The process of production.

Towards the end of part three of TLSD Postone makes it to the hidden abode of production. He does mention elements of Marx’s analysis of production such as relative surplus value and real subsumption. However, he uses these points mainly … Continue reading

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Notes on Re-reading Postone VII: Capital.

Since I’ve been knocking Postone for treating capital as a bad externalized abstraction I thought I should post how he defines capital in section three of TLSD. To be fair he does move towards substantiating why capital is an intrinsic … Continue reading

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Notes on re-reading Postone VI: Abstract Time.

I don’t get abstract time. Isn’t time as such abstract? Postone only uses the term to describe the way that time mediates activity in capitalism. Yet without spending too much time to mull it over it seems to me that … Continue reading

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