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Value Form and Abstract Labour in Marx. A critical review of Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s notion of “real abstraction”

University of Chicago, May 14, 2021. Marx defines the social homogenisation of individual production processes by introducing the term abstract labour. Labour has a dual nature – on the one hand it is concrete labour (labour which produces a concrete …

Value Form and Abstract Labour in Marx. A critical review of Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s notion of “real abstraction”

Money=Information? Jonathan Beller and Joseph Vogl on the derivative terms of contemporary capitalism

As in Joseph Vogl’s new book Capital and Ressentment, information is also a central concept for Jonathan Beller’s book World Computer. For Beller, the drastic increase of information implies the possibility of concluding a derivative contract on any phenomenon, which …

Money=Information? Jonathan Beller and Joseph Vogl on the derivative terms of contemporary capitalism

Credit Creation, Debt and the State with Special Reference to and Critique of Modern Money Theory. (actualized version)

Among other things, we try to establish a connection between the credit creation of private banks (and the central bank), general indebtedness and economic growth under capitalism, and all this with the inclusion of a critique of Modern Money Theory. …

Credit Creation, Debt and the State with Special Reference to and Critique of Modern Money Theory. (actualized version)

Use value stimulation: Making the ShoppingMall distinguishable from the rubbish dump

Apart from the distinction between the supra-historical dimension of use value, which is expressed in the fact that there are objects that satisfy needs at all, and the dimension of the thoroughly capitalistically structured use value qua value abstraction (which …

Use value stimulation: Making the ShoppingMall distinguishable from the rubbish dump

Alfred Sohn-Rethels große Idee und ihr Problem

Das Maß als blinder Fleck der Kapitalismuskritik Frank Engster und Andreas Schröder Sohn-Rethel hat sich zur Mächtigkeit seiner erkenntniskritischen und an Kant orientierten Fragen nach der „Bedingung der Möglichkeit“ von empirisch reiner Geltung und mithin von neuzeitlicher Naturwissenschaft in kein …

Alfred Sohn-Rethels große Idee und ihr Problem

Lukács ’ Idea of Communism and its Blind Spot: Money

The three main concepts of Lukács’ famous book History and Class Consciousness   are already contained in the title: History, Class and Consciousness. 1  These three concepts are especially developed in the longest and most important essay of the book, “Reification …

Lukács ’ Idea of Communism and its Blind Spot: Money

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