Saturday, November 6, 2010

Spirit of Capital: Grad Conf at the New School

Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy
New School For Social Research
"The Spirit of Capital: A Conference on Hegel and Marx"

Date: April 28-29, 2011
Paper Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2010 [extended]
Keynote Speaker: Moishe Postone (University of Chicago)

Submission Guidelines:

Papers ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 words should be submitted in blind review format via spiritofcapital@gmail.com and should include the following in the body of the email:

i. Author's name
ii. Title of Paper
iii. Institutional affiliation
iv. Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)

Please omit any self-identifying information within the body of the
paper.

Graduate Conference Committee 2010-2011
The New School for Social Research
spiritofcapital@gmail.com

THE SPIRIT OF CAPITAL: A CONFERENCE ON HEGEL AND MARX
THE TENTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE IN PHILOSOPHY
AT THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MOISHE POSTONE

APRIL 28TH -29TH, 2011

“It is impossible completely to understand Marx’s Capital, and especially its first chapter, without having thoroughly studied and understood the whole of Hegel’s Logic. Consequently, half a century later none of the Marxists understood Marx!!” wrote Lenin in 1915. In 1969, Althusser responded, “A century and a half later no one has understood Hegel because it is impossible to understand Hegel without having thoroughly studied and understood Capital.” What are we to make of this challenge today? Are we now ready to understand Hegel through Marx, and Marx through Hegel?

It is high time for a reassessment of the core stakes of the Marx- Hegel debate. What would it mean to think the concepts of capital and spirit together? This conference is a place to explore the internal relations between Hegel and Marx’s philosophical projects. Some possible questions include: how does Hegel’s phenomenology, logic, philosophy of nature, history and right internally contain the elements that Marx will use to decipher the world of property, labor, commodities and capital? Is Capital a logical theory of forms or a theory of history? How does Marx negate and realize Hegel’s project? What is the role of labor in Hegel, and the role of spirit in Marx? Does the development of history show the unfolding of freedom or the unfolding of capital? This conference echoes the early Frankfurt school tradition, with its project for a critique of the social forms of the present. We encourage submissions on a wide range of topics and thinkers:

Possible Themes

Capital and Spirit; Hegel’s Logic and Marx’s Grundrisse; Property, Alienation, and Class; Form and Content in Hegel and Marx; Concrete and Abstract Labor; Master and Slave; Critique, Dialectic and Method; Time and History; Freedom and Necessity; Substance and Subject in Capital; The Value-Form; Critique of Labor; Revolution and Negation; Materialism and Idealism; Proletarian Self-Abolition; Commodity, Money and Capital; The Philosophy of Right

Possible Thinkers:

I.I. Rubin; György Lukács; Karl Korsch; Ernst Bloch; Walter Benjamin; Alfred Sohn-Rethel; Theodore Adorno; Herbert Marcuse; CLR James; Raya Dunayevskaya; Guy Debord; Alexander Kojeve; Jean Hyppolite; Frantz Fanon; Helmut Reichelt; Hans-Georg Backhaus; Gillian Rose

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: spiritofcapital@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Dec 1st, 2010
Papers should be sent as word documents or pdfs, not exceeding 5000
words. Personal information including institutional affiliation is to
be sent in the body of the email and should not appear on the paper
itself or in the file name.

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