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Elena Louisa Lange

In: The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Chapter 31: Moishe Postone: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy as Immanent Social Critique

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Moishe Postone: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy as Immanent Social Critique
Moishe Postone: Marx's Critique of Political Economy as Immanent Social Critique
Elena Louisa Lange
Introduction: Reinterpreting Marx

This essay will provide an overview of Moishe Postone’s key work Time, Labor, and Social Domination (1993) that according to its own claim presents a ‘fundamental reinterpretation’ of Marx’s mature economy-critical work, especially the central categories of Capital. In doing so, Postone’s critical reinterpretation relates to the theoretical interests and draws on the conceptual framework of critical theory. Postone’s work must therefore be situated within the tradition of critical theory itself, even if it is precisely Postone’s critical evaluation of some of its positions, developed from his reinterpretation of Marx, that qualifies him as ...

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