The Marx and Philosophy Society aims to encourage scholarly engagement with, and creative development of, the philosophical and foundational aspects of Marx's work. The society welcomes contributions from any philosophical or political position.
150 Years of Marx's Das Kapital: The Critique of Capital and the Critique of Labour
A workshop on chapters 1, 4, 23, 24 sections 1 and 3, of Capital volume 1 (English text / German text)
Led by Werner Bonefeld (York)
Room 728, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL
25th February 2017, 11.30-4.30
Marx's Capital amounts to a negative judgment about the capitalistically organised forms of social reproduction. For this critique labour is the critical category of capitalist wealth, money as more money, and of the dynamic of that wealth, overaccumulation of abstract wealth and crisis. The critique of capital amounts fundamentally to a critique of the social relations of production, which comprise the given relations of life in the form of seemingly independent economic categories. These categories embody the social nature of a definite form of social labour. For this reason, the critique of capital amounts fundamentally to a critique of labour.
11.30-1.00 Talk by Werner Bonefeld and questions
1.00-2.00 Lunch break
2.00-4.30 Discussion of the chapters
Admission is free but please register in advance by contacting Tom Bunyard at email@example.com.