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Willy Thayer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823286744

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.001.0001

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Marx’s Critical Turn

Marx’s Critical Turn

6 Marx’s Critical Turn
Technologies of Critique

Willy Thayer

, John Kraniauskas
Fordham University Press

This chapter describes the idea Karl Marx outlined on critique that is conceived as the question of history. According to Marx, it was not a matter of critique reduced to judgments within the realm of a philosophy of conscience. Rather, it was a matter of critique as a performative crisis of the relations of production, a crisis expressed in and as conscience, as well as its faculties and judgments. The chapter explains that for Marx, critique is a practical overthrow of the actual social relations that involves hitting and hand-to-hand fighting, a real breaking point that does not merely feed property relations but rather satisfies them by exceeding them. It points out that critique generates an overflow and transformation of pre-supposition that are not under circumstances that they themselves have chosen but under given and inherited circumstances.

Keywords:   Karl Marx, critique, conscience, pre-supposition, performative crisis

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