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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Chapter 23: Hans-Georg Backhaus: The Critique of Premonetary Theories of Value and the Perverted Forms of Economic Reality

Hans-Georg Backhaus: The Critique of Premonetary Theories of Value and the Perverted Forms of Economic Reality
Hans-Georg Backhaus: The Critique of Premonetary Theories of Value and the Perverted Forms of Economic Reality
Riccardo Bellofiore Tommaso Redolfi Riva

Hans-Georg Backhaus was born in Remda, Germany (later the German Democratic Republic) in 1929. In the 1950s he emigrated from East to West Germany where he studied philosophy, sociology, and political economy in Heidelberg and then in Frankfurt. In 1965 he presented the fundamentals of his own interpretation of Marx’s theory of value in Adorno’s advanced seminar [Oberseminar] at the University of Frankfurt. In 1969 he wrote his best known and widely translated article Zur Dialektik der Wertform [On the Dialectics ...

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