EconoFiction

The law of the tendential fall of the general rate of profit in capital Bd.3

27 Jul , 2020  

In the opinion of Georgios Stamatis, Marx, when presenting the law of the tendency of the general rate of profit, equates value and price, among other things in order to disregard the effect of the so-called Wicksell effects (including the observation of the relationship between the rate of profit and ...

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Mashines

Machines

13 Jul , 2020  

Most Marxist discourses understand both the technology, the logical discourse about the teleology of perfect control of nature, which proves to be the decisive orientation for the Western natural sciences, and the technical object, the practical object of the theoretical sciences, as part of the productive forces and not of ...

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Mashines

About the NON-Technological Use of Machines

8 Jul , 2020  

In the course of the industrial use of electricity, the emergence of new communication and transport technologies and routes (including their partial nationalization), the creeping process of dissolving the classical machinery of the industrial age or at least its integration into new contexts began towards the end of the 19th ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Das Problem – Althusser – Deleuze – Foucault

7 Jul , 2020  

Liest man Deleuze nicht ausschließlich im Kontext einer vernunftkritischen Position, die gemeinhin mit transzendentalem Empirismus umschrieben wird (vgl. Rölli 2003), auch nicht als Befürworter eines ontologischen Realismus (vgl. De Landa 2006), dann ließen sich mit Deleuze (und Guattari) auch sozio-ökonomische, synthetische Strukturen der gegenwärtigen kapitalistischen Ökonomie im Kontext von begrifflichen ...

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PhiloFiction

Marx in Motion

26 Mai , 2020  

Karl Marx is the most historically foundational and systematic critic of capitalism to date, and the years since the 2008 financial crisis have witnessed a rebirth of his popular appeal. In a world of rising income inequality, right-wing nationalisms, and global climate change, people are again looking to the father ...

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EconoFiction

Marx’s Inquiry into the Birth of Capitalism: Why Does It Matter?

20 Apr , 2020  

Differing approaches to the issue of the beginnings of capitalismimply different conceptualization of what capitalism is. This paperelaborates on the notion of original accumulation. It utilizes theMarxist notion of the mode of production to provide the conceptof the historicalfigure which Marx describes as the pre-capitalistmoney-owner. Two notions are introduced: (1) ...

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EconoFiction

Value, Fictitious Capital and Finance. The Timeless of Karl Marx’s Capital

2 Apr , 2020  

Karl Marx is not a proponent of classical value theory as labour expended. Marx developed in Capital and his other mature economic writings a monetary theory of value and capital.2 He analysed value as an expression of relations exclusively characteristic of the capitalist mode of production. Value registers the rela-tionship ...

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PhiloFiction

MEHRWERT und MEHR-GENIESSEN Zu Lacans Homologie-Behauptung

12 Mrz , 2020  

La plus-value c´est ça, c´est le plus de jouir…
(Jacques Lacan, Milano 12.05.1972)

Lacan gibt bekanntlich im Seminar 17 (1969/70) eine eigenwillige, von Hegels Herr-Knecht-Dialektik inspirierte (oder von Alexandre Kojève animierte) Begründung des Kapitalismus. Er behauptet dort, daß der Knecht dem Herrn die(se) Mehrlust schuldet: „Was auf der Ebene von ...

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PhiloFiction

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

9 Mrz , 2020  

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of desire, of the heart, of the family. And one key ...

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EconoFiction

Remarks on Suzanne de Brunhoffs “Marx on Money”

6 Feb , 2020  

Recently, the writings of Suzanne de Brunhoff (1929-2015), largely unknown at least in the German-speaking world, have again been mentioned by some Marxist economists and philosophers. Tony Norfield refers to Brunhoff in his book “The City” in a footnote in connection with the little-discussed role of private banks as creators ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

25 Theses at time (of capital)

23 Jan , 2020  

1) Economic quantities can be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier of capital, has the quality of a pure quantity, whereby money is released from current acts of exchange and thus, as a monetary sign, accounts for the time accumulated in the commodity, which in ...

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EconoFiction

The law of the tendentious fall of the general rate of profit in capital Bd.3

20 Jan , 2020  

In the opinion of Georgios Stamatis, Marx, in presenting the law of the tendentious case of the general rate of profit, equates value and price, among other things, in order to disregard the effect of the so-called Wicksell effects (including the observation of the relationship between the rate of profit ...

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