By Robert Albritton
During this unique learn, Robert Albritton bargains an authoritative reassessment of Marxist political financial system. unique reinterpretations of Hegel, Weber, Althusser, Derrida, and Adorno solid new mild on heated battles among Hegelian dialectics and deconstructivist feedback. Drawing upon insights from philosophy, sociology, political technological know-how, and important concept, the publication illuminates the theories of dialectics and deconstruction. Albritton unearths a non-essentialist means of utilizing the significant cognitive strength of dialectics by means of accepting a constrained deconstruction yet not easy extra deconstructionist directions—a significant step forward for political economy.
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But I strongly disagree with their solution, because it destroys any possbility of theorising capital’s inner logic in an age when it seems particularly important to do so, given the lack of significant nation-state-based opposition that held capitalism in check during the Cold War. Implied in Marx’s various writings is a distinction between levels of analysis, even though he never theorised such a distinction. On the one hand, in the pure capitalism of Capital persons are mere bearers of economic structures and personifications of economic categories; on the other hand, in ‘The Eighteenth Brumaire’ collectivities are 38 Dialectics and Deconstruction in Political Economy clearly capable of various kinds of agency.
Althusser’s history has no teleology, but is instead a sequence of modes of production, each one a complex totality unified by a ‘structure in dominance’. For me the only entity that is a totality in the strong Hegelian sense – that is, in the sense of being a unified whole with some primary unifying factor (the motion of value) – is a purely capitalist society, as theorised in the theory of capital’s logic. At the level of the analysis of concrete history, however, this totality is converted into a social force that is unique in its reifying force compared with other social forces.
Reification also implies a victory of value over use-value obstacles. The use-value characteristics of typical capitalistically produced commodities must make them suitable for production in infinite numbers for an impersonal market. If the typical commodity had huge economies of scale or were a space station or an urban transportation system, it might not be so easily managed by a purely competitive commodity-economic logic. Furthermore, as discussed above, the commodification of land and labour power is difficult for capital because they are particularly recalcitrant use values that cannot be capitalistically produced.
Dialectics and Deconstruction in Political Economy by Robert Albritton