Robert Kurz – his life and ideas

Robert Kurz and Moishe Postone: the critique of abstract labour

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The following is an extract from a collection of essays called Vie et Mort du Capitalisme. The translators of the essays discussed a range of topics with Robert Kurz, as presented in the chapter called Theory of Marx, crisis and the supersession of capitalism (concerning the historical situation of the radical social critique). This talk [...]

The illusion of ‘infinite flexibility’: An interview with Robert Kurz

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The following is an extract from a collection of essays called Vie et Mort du Capitalisme. The translators of the essays discussed a range of topics with Robert Kurz, as presented in the chapter called Theory of Marx, crisis and the supersession of capitalism (concerning the historical situation of the radical social critique). This talk [...]

More on ‘the collapse’

Monday, August 27th, 2012

This is question no 4 in the discussion between Robert Kurz and the French translators of Vie et Mort du Capitalisme [a collection of articles by R. Kurz, Editions Lignes, Paris , 2011). Q4. You read the marxian theory of the crisis as a theory of collapse, a theory founded on the idea of an [...]

Robert Kurz: The road to devaluation shock and the collapse of capitalism

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Three parts, part one here.

The Lost Honour of Labour, by Robert Kurz

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Socialism of the Producers as Logical Impossibility Part One The Ontology of Labour No socialism of any kind is possible within the horizons of the ontology of labour, which is to say that the commodity form of social reproduction can only be overthrown together with “labour”. This, however, is just as unthinkable for the typical [...]

Robert Kurz and the collapse of modernity – an introduction

Friday, July 20th, 2012

This article by Rasmus Fleischer was first published in the Swedish magazine Subaltern in late 2011. Quarter of a century ago, the Nürnberg school of Wertkritik (value-critical theory) emerged as a project to develop a third critical theory, pertinent to the third industrial revolution. This essay aims to outline some recurrent figures of thought within [...]

In Memoriam: Robert Kurz

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Robert Kurz, Marxian philosopher, journalist and editor of the journal Exit! sadly passed away on 18 July 2012, aged 68. Robert Kurz was one of very few people in recent years with the ability to analyse the capitalist system at the level of its own sophisticated terms. His finest writings have yet to be translated [...]