Tag Archives: Robert Kurz

The loss of consciousness

(James Rosenquist, House of Fire) The Suicide’s Defense (Of all the stupidities wherewith the law-making power has oignaled its own incapacity for dealing with the disorders of society, none appears so utterly stupid as the law which punishes an attempted suicide. … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: Marx’s theory, the crisis and the abolition of capitalism: An interview with Robert Kurz

Liberation is a historical fact and therefore cannot be theoretically “deduced” like the falling rate of profit. The famous “objective subject” of traditional Marxism is nothing but a category of capital itself, or a function of the “automatic subject” (Marx) … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: World economic crisis, social movements and socialism: 12 theses by Robert Kurz

“Don’t worry, the capitalist system will be reborn from your ashes” – El Roto A new concept of socialism can only be articulated to the extent that there is a break with the internalization of capitalist ways of life by … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: Marx 2000 by Robert Kurz

… the capitalist order of society is not determined by the subjects of circulation, but by the irrational end-in-itself of production. An emancipatory “abolition of money” is only possible in the context of an abolition of the labor-substance, its value-form, … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: An interview with Robert Kurz

A second post in our series, Against labour, against capital … In this 2006 interview, Robert Kurz offers a succinct definition the “radical critique of value”, and discusses the nature of the commodity and markets, the “ontologization of value”, abstract … Continue reading

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