April 28, 2008

More on Derrida and Marx

Filed under: Blogroll, Derrida, Economics, Marx, Philosophy, Politics — duncan @ 1:42 pm

I’m a little bit tired at the moment, so no proper post just yet. But for anyone interested in Derrida and Marx, let me put up a pointer to Le Colonel Chabert, who has recently started a Marx-oriented critique of Derrida.

From the conclusion of the outstanding first post:

“It is against the project (of explanation, critique and action) expressed and referred to here in the Grundrisse that Derrida’s intellectual product most consistently militated, undertaking a defence of liberalism’s doctrine of sacred property in the most mystical and mystifying possible manner, discovering private property, and indeed, eventually, capital specifically, to be not only the natural law of human relations but the the very primal matter-energy of which the phenomenal world is made, the force that is found spectrally filling the void from which being and presence have always already absconded (to be forever pursued, their imaginary loss forever mourned), the foundation of the universe itself, the creator and all creatures, eternal, indestructible.”

But read the post in full.


  1. I am fascinated with this after recently becoming acquainted with the history of the Frankfurt School and it’s major proponents. As a student I was presented with hermeneutics, Lukac, Freud, Foucalt and others without having any maturity. These were the group who have more or less been the intellectual vanguard for nearly a century.I am interested in semiotics and Eco’s work but have a need to understand this extremely important historical perspective and try to view Derrida s independent of in contra-position to the Frankfurt School..

    Comment by Joseph Ruisi — May 25, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    • I meant “or” in contra-position to the Frankfurt School or better Marxist thought.

      Comment by Joseph Ruisi — May 25, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

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