coordinated by Alex Cistelecan
Saturday, 18 January 2014, 5 pm
Karl Marx. Capital, vol. 2
Cap.10. Theories of fixed and circulating capital. The Physiocrats and Adam Smith
Cap.11. Theories of fixed and circulating capital. Ricardo
Cap.12. The Working Period
Saturday, 1 February 2014, 5 pm
Cap.16. The Turnover of variable capital
Saturday,15 February 2014, 5 pm
Cap.20.1-20.8. Simple reproduction
Cap.21. Accumulation and Reproduction on an Extended Scale
Venue: tranzit. ro/ Cluj, Brassai Sámuel Street, no. 5, Cluj-Napoca
The seminar will revisit the Marxist critique of value in some classical and contemporary texts, with the guiding question whether this is an avant la lettre Weberian critique of modernity as rule of instrumental reason, or a determinate critique of capitalism as a particular and contingent historical formation.
Alex Cistelecan is lecturer at Petru Maior University, Târgu-Mures. He publishes essays and articles on political philosophy and critical theory.