Some rare Bogdanov photos courtesy of Simona Poustilnik – see below. Continue reading
David Rowley’s translation of The Philosophy of Living Experience (Volume 8 of Alexander Bogdanov Library) is scheduled to appear later in the Fall of 2015 as Volume 111 of Historical Materialism series. Rejoice!
Historical Materialism conference in New York will have a session on McKenzie Wark’s new book – Molecular Red – and will include discussion of Bogdanov:
Saturday, April 25th – Session One (10am – 12pm):
HMNY 2015 will take place at New York University, in New York City, from April 24-26th. Continue reading
Historical Materialism Conference New York: Returns of Capital
New York University, April 24-26, 2015
Capitalism is “back,” in more ways than one. Since the crisis of 2008, academics and commentators beyond the usual confines of the Marxist left have once again begun discussing capitalism as a system. Debates about class, exploitation, and inequality have assumed a prominence they have not seen in decades, exemplified in the media event surrounding the publication of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century. Prompting these discussions is a capitalism that has “returned to form.”. Austerity, casualization and precarity, and naked class aggression—attributes of capitalism proper rather than merely its neoliberal variant—have intensified. The years since the crisis have suggested that neoliberalism was no mere interlude, but rather a prelude to the “new normal.” But how “new” is this normalcy? Aspects of capitalism in the Victorian era are back—and for now, here to stay. Although this is in no way unprecedented, they represent new challenges to Marxist inquiry. Continue reading
UPDATE: The audio of the panel is found here.
Historical Materialism conference in New York will have a session on Alexander Bogdanov:
Saturday, April 27th – Session One (10am – 12pm):
MCKENZIE WARK – “And Worsening the Climate for Decades”: Bogdanov, Systems Theory, Critical Theory and Climate Change
EVGENI V PAVLOV – Bogdanovshchina: A Certain “Reactionary Philosophy” and the Birth of Dialectical Materialism
RESPONDENT: Elizabeth Kendall
CHAIR: Aaron Jaffe