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Notes on re-reading Postone V: on Postone and Lukacs.

I’ve made the statement several times that I think Postone has a very Lukasian interpretation of Marx. I’ll now outline this and try to relate it to the problems I have with Postone’s idea of abstract labour.   In the … Continue reading

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Notes on Postone V: A further note on structure.

The structure of TLSD is so weird. As I noted before I thought it was odd that: (a) Postone provided his criticism of other interpretations of Marx prior to his interpretation and (b) did not include discussions or citations of … Continue reading

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Notes on re-reading Postone IV: Critical Theory.

I’d have to say that Postone’s chapter on critical theory is the best chapter of TLSD so far. However, I would also say its somewhat uneven, and like the chapter on traditional Marxism, has a curious and suggestive rather than … Continue reading

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Notes on re-reading Postone III: What Is Traditional Marxism?

I found Postone’s chapter on Traditional Marxism odd for several reasons that mainly have to do with how he defines Traditional Marxism, where he defines it and how he addresses Marx’s relation to Ricardo. In using the term Traditional Marxism … Continue reading

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Notes on Postone II: What is meant by history?

Short note on TLSD. It strikes me that Postone also lets the idea of ‘history’ do a lot of heavy lifting for him. On one hand much of his re-interpretation of Marx is premised on his account of Marx’s historically … Continue reading

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Notes on Re-reading Time, Labour and Social Domination.

I’ve started re-reading TLSD for reasons outlined in the last post. Since Postone’s book wasn’t the first value-form theory work I read it didn’t have the impact on me that it had on some. So whilst i’ve always been of … Continue reading

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Postscript to Principia Dialectica.

I really wish I had remembered this Postone quote when PD were still around. Perhaps it can still be applied to Platypus. It also makes you wonder what happened to the rest of Postone’s project:   On the basis of … Continue reading

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HM Provisional Programme.

The HM provisional programme is up. Looking forward to a heady mix of value theory, analyses of the crisis, and alternating between too much coffee and to much beer on too little sleep.

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Hamsterdam.

I’m going to Amsterdam from Wednesday-Friday this week. I plan on trying to see the Marx-Engels Papers. If anyone has any recommendations or happens to be in area drop me a line.

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Towards A Systematic Dialectic.

Very clear paper by Arthur outlining his project of systematic dialectic and the Marx Hegel homology: Substantively systematic dialectic reexamines or reconstructs Marxian theory in the light of the above protocols. (Indeed, it is striking that those who have attempted … Continue reading

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