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Returning to Basics: Critique and Crisis

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:00pm

Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, Wilder House

Please join us for a round table discussion on the critique of political economy in light of contemporary economic, social, and political crises. We’ll be using Postone’s re-reading of Marx as a point of departure for this discussion and will examine recent crisis-ridden developments in light of that critique.


  • Ann E. Davis, Associate Professor of Economics, Marist College
  • Don Goldstein, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Allegheny College
  • Robert Meister, Professor of Social and Political Thought, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago
  • Moishe Postone, Professor of Modern History, University of Chicago


  • William H. Sewell, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science, University of Chicago

This event is co-sponsored by the Social Theory Workshop.