Saturday, August 26, 2006

So, I read Luk√°cs saying this:
"Marx has often demonstrated convincingly how inadequate the 'laws' of bourgeois economics are to the task of explaining the true movement of economic activity in toto."

And now I have Toto's "Hold The Line" in my head. Sigh.

Catching a plane in 4 hours and 18 minutes. I feel increasingly like spirit without body... I am losing my material substratum, people...


Blogger Mike B said...

Would be interesting to read your Lukacs paper if you have a written form. I would have gone to the conference but alas was out of Sydney for the weekend.

9:40 am  
Blogger Catherine said...

I'll provide a link to it once it's written up.

My half of the talk was fairly introductory - what is reification, and then some points about fragmentation / objectification of the self once work-time becomes a commodity. It was the other guy I was presenting with that had the ridiculous task of explaining how the worker becomes the identical subject-object of the historical process, via a brief sojourn through 500 years of philosophy, all in 15 minutes...

I will post my impressions of the conference soon. It was a very stimulating weekend.

8:57 pm  

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