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Patrick Murray

In: The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Chapter 46: Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy: From Critical Political Economy to the Critique of Political Economy

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Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy: From Critical Political Economy to the Critique of Political Economy
Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy: From Critical Political Economy to the Critique of Political Economy
Patrick Murray

The story behind the title of this chapter concerns a sea change in critical theory from critical political economy to the critique of political economy. The title marks the distance from studies of the Frankfurt School and political economy, such as Giacomo Marramao’s ‘Political Economy and Critical Theory’, to a reconsideration of the Frankfurt School in relationship to ‘the new readings of Marx’ (die neue Marx-Lektüre).1 I will explore two features of the failure of critical theorists to grasp the Marxian critique of political ...

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