Moishe Postone “Critique and Historical Transformation”
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Moishe Postone “Critique and Historical Transformation”

source: communists in situ From Critique and Historical Transformation, by Moishe Postone (2004): At the heart of Marx’s analysis of the commodity is his argument that labour in capitalism has a ‘double character’: it is both ‘concrete labour’ and ‘abstract labour’. ‘Concrete labour’ refers to the fact that some form of what we consider labouring activity mediates the … Continue reading

Ernst Bloch: Commentary on “Theses on Feuerbach”  from “The Principle of Hope,”
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Ernst Bloch: Commentary on “Theses on Feuerbach” from “The Principle of Hope,”

source: Marxists.org Significant brevity is coherent, that is why it is the least quick to put itself into words. Thus the understanding must repeatedly prove itself anew in such propositions. This nowhere more freshly than in the terse collection of the most terse directions which are known as the Eleven Theses on Feuerbach. Marx wrote … Continue reading

A lecture of Moishe Postone in Berlin December 2015: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor
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A lecture of Moishe Postone in Berlin December 2015: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor

The current crisis has laid bare the contradictory and shaky character of contemporary capitalism. Yet the essentially inchoate responses to the crisis have dramatically revealed the absence of a robust conceptualization of post-capitalist society and, by implication, of a robust critique of capital. One result has been the continued hegemony of neoliberal discourses and policies. … Continue reading

Antagonism and Negative Critique: An Interview
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Antagonism and Negative Critique: An Interview

source: viewpointmag.com Viewpoint: Much of your work addresses the contribution of “Neue Marx-Lektüre,” the “new reading of Marx” which returned to the interpretation of Capital in the light of the philosophical challenge of the Frankfurt School, and the political challenge of the 1960s and 1970s student movement. Can you tell us about the political significance of … Continue reading