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IN MARX’S LABORATORY

Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse

http://www.brill.com/marxs-laboratory

Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore, University of Bergamo, Italy, Guido Starosta, National University of Quilmes, Argentina, and Peter D. Thomas, Brunel University, London

In Marx’s Laboratory: Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse provides a critical analysis of the Grundrisse as a crucial stage in the development of Marx’s critique of political economy. Stressing both the achievements and limitations of this much-debated text, and drawing upon recent philological advances, this volume attempts to re-read Marx’s 1857-58 manuscripts against the background of Capital, as a ‘laboratory’ in which Marx first began to clarify central elements of his mature problematic. With chapters by an international range of authors from different traditions of interpretation, including the International Symposium on Marxian Theory, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of key themes and concepts in the Grundrisse, such as method, dialectics and abstraction; abstract labour, value, money and capital; technology, the ‘general intellect’ and revolutionary subjectivity, surplus-value, competition, crisis; and society, gender, ecology and pre-capitalist forms.

Contributors include: Chris Arthur, Luca Basso, Riccardo Bellofiore, George Caffentzis, Martha Campbell, Juan Iñigo Carrera, Howard Engelskirchen, Roberto Fineschi, Michael Heinrich, Fred Moseley, Patrick Murray, Geert Reuten, Tony Smith, Guido Starosta, Massimiliano Tomba, Jan Toporowski, Peter D. Thomas, Joel Wainwright, and Amy Wendling.

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Money

Money

VALUE, MONEY AND CRISIS: A WORKSHOP ON THE WORK OF HANS-GEORG BACKHAUS

The Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London invites you to:

Value, Money and Crisis: A Workshop on the Work of Hans-Georg Backhaus

Presentations by Riccardo Bellofiore and Tommaso Redolfi Riva, responses by Chris Arthur and Werner Bonefeld

4 June 2012
Room 137, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
4-6 pm
All welcome

Hans-Georg Backhaus is one of the most provocative thinkers of the Frankfurt School. Together with Helmut Reichelt, Alfred Schmidt, and Hans-Jürgen Krahl, he was at the origin of the Neue Marx-Lektüre. Building on Adorno’s critical sociology, Backhaus has been engaged in a problematization of the Marxian critique of political economy which takes seriously its roots in Hegel’s Logic. Questioning orthodox Marxism and Engels’s legacy, he has advanced a whole-scale reconstruction of Marxian theory, confronting the inconsistencies in Das Kapital, and rescuing Marxism as a critical theory of society. The most important of his essays were collected in Dialektik der Wertform: Untersuchungen zur marxschen Okonomiekritik (The Dialectic of the Value Form: Investigations into Marx’s Critique of Economics) by the German publisher Caira. Very few of them are available in English, but the seminal contributions (in particular his 4-part Materials for the Reconstruction of Marx’s Theory of Value) have now been published in Italian under the editorship of Bellofiore and Redolfi Riva. At the core of Backhaus’s reconstructive project is the uniqueness of Marx in building the only monetary theory of value available to us, together with a full recognition of the fetish character and the displaced/perverted nature of contradictory capitalist reality. Backhaus’s contributions put the question of the ‘constitution’ of capitalist social ‘objectivity’ once again on the agenda of Marxian theory and politics. They are essential today for anyone preoccupied with building an analysis of the crisis – one that would not only depart radically from mainstream economic theory, but go far deeper than Neo-Ricardianism and Keynesianism.

Riccardo Bellofiore has published books on Marx, Luxemburg, Minsky, Napoleoni, globalization, and the current economic crisis. With Giovanna Vertova he has a FB page, Economisti di classe. He teaches at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

Tommaso Redolfi Riva studied Philosophy and History of Political Economy in the Universities of Pisa and Florence. Together with Riccardo Bellofiore he is the editor of Hans Georg Backhaus, Dialettica della forma di valore, Roma, 2009.

Chris Arthur is the author of The New Dialectic and Marx’s Capital.

Werner Bonefeld teaches at theUniversity ofYork. He recently edited Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons.

 

Further information: http://www.gold.ac.uk/sociology/calendar/?id=5410

 

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Money

MONEY AND PRODUCTION FROM ‘CAPITAL’ TO FINANCIAL KEYNESIANISM

Riccardo Bellofiore (University of Bergamo)

‘Money and production from ‘Capital’ to Financial Keynesianism’

Chair: Jan Toporowski (SOAS)
Friday, 25th February 2011, 3-5pm
Room 116, Main Building
SOAS, University of London, WC2H OXG

Riccardo Bellofiore is Professor in Political Economy at the Department of Economic Studies at the University of Bergamo. His research interests are in the areas of monetary macroeconomics, theories of value and distribution, the economics of globalisation and the history and methodology of Economics. He has published widely in international journals and his most recent book on German Monetary Theory is going to be published by Palgrave.

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For further details email: md-seminar@soas.ac.uk
Homepage: http://www.unibg.it/pers/?riccardo.bellofiore
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Rosa Luxemburg

ROSA LUXEMBURG AND THE CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy
Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore

This book analyzes the important contributions of Rosa Luxemburg to economic theory as well as devoting some space to her background as a left social-democratic politician and her personality.

The book’s main focus of attention is the theory of capitalist development and the theory of the crash, but its connection with the theory of value, the theory of the monetary circuit, the theory of distribution and the theory of international finance are also explored.

The contributors to the volume come from different theoretical perspectives, both from within and outside the Marxian tradition – Post-Keynesians, Kaleckians and Circuitists are all included.

Table of Contents

Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy, edited by Riccardo Bellofiore, Routledge Studies in the History of Economics, Routledge: Thirteen papers discuss Rosa Luxemburg’s contribution to Marxian critical political economy.

Papers explore:

Rosa Luxemburg’s on capitalist dynamics, distribution and effective demand crises (Riccardo Bellofiore);

Luxemburg’s critique of Karl Marx’s schemes of reproduction–a re-evaluation and a possible generalization (Meghnad Desai and Roberto Veneziani);

Where does the money and demand come from?–Rosa Luxemburg and the Marxian reproduction schema (Andrew B. Trigg);

The monetary circuit of capital in the Anti-Critique (Riccardo Bellofiore);

Late Marx and Luxemburg–opening a development within political economy (Paul Zarembka);

Rosa Luxemburg and finance (Jan Toporowski);

Economics, politics, and crisis theory–Luxemburg, Bukharin, and Grossmann on the limits of capital (Paul Mattick);

Luxemburg’s and Kalecki’s theories and visions of capitalist dynamics (Tadeusz Kowalik);

Imperialism today (Joseph Halevi);

Rosa Luxemburg on imperialism–some issues of substance and method (Roberto Veneziani);

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital: East and West (He Ping);

A very political political economist– Rosa Luxemburg’s theory of wages (Michael R. Kraetke);

Rosa Luxemburg on trade unions and the party–the polemics with Kautsky and Lenin—an assessment (Andrea Panaccione); and

Luxemburg–the woman, the revolutionary (Edoarda Masi).

Index

Riccardo Bellofiore is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bergamo and Research Associate with the Centre for the History and Methodology of Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

June 2009: 216pp | Hardback: 978-0-415-40570-6 £70.00 DISCOUNTED PRICE: £56.00 €66.00

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Karl Marx

MARX AND THE CRISIS – MARX E LA CRISI

Il Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e la Facoltà di Economia
dell’Università di Bergamo
organizzano una Giornata di studio su

“Marx e la crisi”

il 23 aprile 2010 dalle 9.30 alle 19.00
Aula 15, Via dei Caniana 2
Bergamo

9.30-11.00

GIORGIO GATTEI (Università di Bologna): Marx e l’economia di puro debito (I)

GUGLIELMO FORGES DAVANZATI (Università del Salento): Distribuzione del reddito e crisi in uno schema marxiano di circuito monetario

DIBATTITO

11.30-13.00

ANDREA MICOCCI (University of Malta Link Campus, Roma): Marxismo e crisi: una critica delle interpretazioni correnti e una alternativa non-dialettica

MASSIMILIANO TOMBA (Università di Padova): Immagini della crisi e tempo storico

DIBATTITO

15.00-15.30
RICCARDO BELLOFIORE (Università di Bergamo): La crisi capitalistica e le sue ricorrenze: una lettura a partire da Marx

15.30-16.30
DIBATTITO GENERALE

16.30-19.00

(all’interno della lezione di Economia Monetaria e Economia Monetaria Internazionale)

VLADIMIRO GIACCHÈ (associazione Marx XXI, Roma): Il ritorno del rimosso: Marx, la caduta del saggio di profitto e la crisi

TAVOLA ROTONDA DEI PARTECIPANTI: con la partecipazione di Riccardo Bellofiore, Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, Giorgio Gattei, Vladimiro Giacché, Andrea Micocci, Massimiliano Tomba

Il seminario fa parte di una serie di incontri dedicati alla attuale crisi sistemica del capitalismo

Il programma e gli abstract possono essere scaricati da: http://www.unibg.it/

La partecipazione è aperta a tutti gli interessati

Per ulteriori informazioni: riccardo.bellofiore@unibg.it

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Re-reading Marx
New Perspectives after the Critical Edition

Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore and Roberto Fineschi

Palgrave Macmillan

9780230202115

256 pages

The new historical and critical edition of the works of Marx and Engels, the second Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA2), opens up the possibility of a radical rethinking of the entirety of Marx’s thought. Marx has been read primarily through Engels’ spectacles. Now, with the publication of the entire corpus of Marxian manuscripts, it is now
possible to read Marx according to Marx. This has rejuvenated debate and shed new light on Marx’s original intentions.

This important collection assesses the relevance of the historical and critical edition, includes analysis, by leading scholars, of specific themes in the Marxian critique of political economy using the new material available, and provides an overview of the German debate in Marxian theory in recent decades. This detailed and fascinating book is essential reading for all seeking the best in contemporary Marxian analysis and theory.

Introduction; R.Bellofiore & R.Fineschi New Perspectives Opened by the Publication of Marx’s Manuscripts of Capital, Vol. II; R. Hecker Karl Marx’s Original Manuscripts in the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA): Another View on Capital; R. Roth Dialectic of the Commodity and its Exposition: The German Debate in the 70s: a Personal Survey; R. Fineschi Reconstuction or Deconstruction? Methodological Controversies about Value and Capital and New Insights from the Critical Edition; M. Heinrich The Limits and Uncertainties of Historic all Materialism: An Appraisal Based on the Text of Grundrisse (Notebooks III, IV and V); R. Finelli The Chapters on Machinery in the 1861-63 Manuscripts; T. Smith The Development of Marx’s Theory of the Distribution of Surplus-Value in the Manuscripts of 1861-63; F. Moseley The Possessive Spirit of Capital: Subsumption/Inversion/Contradiction; C.J. Arthur The Place of ‘The Results of the Immediate Production Process’ in Capital; P. Murray A Ghost Turning into a Vampire. The Concept of Capital and Living Labour; R. Bellofiore From History of Capital to History in Capital; M. Tomba Marx’s General Rate of Profit Transformation: Methodological and Theoretical Obstacles. An Appraisal Based on the 1864-65 Manuscript of Das Kapital III.

 

RICCARDO BELLOFIORE is Professor of Economics at the University of Bergamo, Italy. He has edited Marxian Economics: A Reappraisal, global Money, Capital Restructuring and the Changing Patterns of labour, two volumes on Hyman Minsky’s economics (with Piero Ferri) Financial Keynesianism and Market Instability and Financial Fragility and Investment in the Capitalist Economy and The Constitution of Capital: Essays on Volume I of Marx’s Capital (with Nicola Tayor). He is a member of the International Symposium on Marxian Theory.

ROBERTO FINESCHI studied Philosophy and Political Economy in Siena, Berlin and Palermo. He won the Rjazanov-Prize for young scholars for the most valuable research in Marxian Theory. He has published three books: Ripartire da Marx, Marx e Hegel and Un nuovo Marx and several essays in English, French, German, Italian and Japanese. He is editor of a new Italian edition of Capital: Book I, after the new critical edition. He is a member of the editorial board of the Italian Marx and Engels Collected Works and the International Symposium on Marxian Theory.

 

 

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