Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx's Critical Theory

Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx's Critical Theory

Moishe Postone


during this formidable e-book, Moishe Postone undertakes a primary reinterpretation of Marx's mature severe thought. He calls into query the various presuppositions of conventional Marxist analyses and gives new interpretations of Marx's primary arguments. those interpretations lead him to a really varied research of the character and difficulties of capitalism and supply the foundation for a critique of "actually latest socialism." in keeping with this new interpretation, Marx identifies the crucial center of the capitalist process with an impersonal kind of social domination generated through hard work itself and never easily with industry mechanisms and personal estate. Proletarian hard work and the economic construction approach are characterised as expressions of domination instead of as technique of human emancipation. This reformulation relates the shape of monetary development and the constitution of social hard work in sleek society to the alienation and domination on the center of capitalism. It offers the root for a severe social concept that's extra sufficient to overdue twentieth-century capitalism.

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