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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

Value Form and Abstract Labor in Marx: A Critical Review of Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s Notion of ‘Real Abstraction’

The Marxist concept of value is radically different from the Ricardian con-cept of value as ‘labor expended’. Unlike the Ricardian theory of value, the Marxist theory of value is a monetary theory. In the Marxist system, the value of a …

Value Form and Abstract Labor in Marx: A Critical Review of Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s Notion of ‘Real Abstraction’

The Radical Dyad of the Non-Human: Thinking Inequality Beyond Identity as Reification

Presentation at the Panel Wither Real Abstraction?, Historical Materialism London Conference – Online 2020 Abstract: Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s epistemology enables a materialist account of the abstractions embodied by the species being of humanity, i.e., the “social relations” that include the questions …

The Radical Dyad of the Non-Human: Thinking Inequality Beyond Identity as Reification

NATURE/SOCIETY & THE VIOLENCE OF REAL ABSTRACTION

Among Nature/Society dualism’s essential features is the tendency to circumscribe truth-claims by drawing hard-and-fast lines between what is Social and what is Natural.[1] Here is a rift: an epistemic rift.[2] At its core is a series of violent abstractions implicated …

NATURE/SOCIETY & THE VIOLENCE OF REAL ABSTRACTION

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