Marx After Growth #2 The Esoteric Marx

28 Nov , 2020  

The Esoteric Marx

This second lecture picks up on some key points from the first lecture to explore the ‘esoteric’ Marx, a subterranean current of Marxian thought distinct from the ‘exoteric’ Marx of the workers’ movement. I therefore want to begin with a recap of those aspects of Marx’s work ...

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Beyond the Fragment: The Postoperaist Reception of Marx’s Fragment on Machines and its Relevance Today

11 Sep , 2016  

This paper critiques the purposes to which Marx’s Fragment on Machines  is put in postoperaist thought. I suggest postoperaist readings wield influence on contemporary left thinking, via postcapitalism, accelerationism and ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’. Changes in labour lead proponents to posit a crisis of measurability and an incipient communism. ...

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