[OPE] Updated programme of the Grundrisse conference

From: Riccardo Bellofiore (riccardo.bellofiore@unibg.it)
Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 06:13:39 EDT

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, UniversitÓ di Bergamo
Historical Materialism
International Symposium on Marxian Theory

Aula 3, Via Salvecchio 19
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Bergamo
Bergamo Alta

Reading the Grundrisse

Tuesday 15th July


Welcome addresses:
Giancarlo Graziola, Head of the Department
Mario Cingoli, University of Milano Bicocca, National Cooordinator of PRIN 2006
Peter Thomas, Historical Materialism


Howard Engelskirchen (Iowa State University, USA)
The Grundrisse's Grundbestimmung: Capital in 
General's Fundamental Determination

Zaira Vieira (University of Paris X/Nanterre, France)
The universal individuality in the Grundrisse


Andrew Brown (Leeds University Business School, UK)
Materialism, Spinozism and Dialectics: E.V. 
Ilyenkov on why 'material production' is the 
'object before us' at the outset of Marx's 

Patrick Murray (Creighton University, Omaha, USA)
The Development of Marx's Value-Form Theory in 
the Grundrisse: Reflections on Backhaus

Wednesday 16th July


Martha Campbell (SUNY Postdam, USA)
Marx's Transition from Simple Circulation to 
Capital: A Comparison of the Grundrisse, Urtext 
and Capital, Volume 1

Christopher J. Arthur (University of Sussex, UK)
The practical truth of abstract labour


Massimiliano Tomba (University of Padua, Italy)
Pre-Capitalistic Forms of Production and 
Primitive Accumulation. Marx's Historiography 
from the Grundrisse to Capital


Special session: On the current financial crisis
Interventions of Fred Moseley and Riccardo Bellofiore

Thursday 17th July


Fred Moseley (Mount Holyoke College, USA)
The Whole and the Parts. The Beginning of Marx's 
Theory of the Distribution of Surplus-Value in 
the Grundrisse

Guido Starosta (University of Manchester, UK & Historical Materialism)
The system of machinery and the social and 
material determinations of revolutionary 
subjectivity in the Grundrisse and Capital


Tony Smith (Iowa State University, USA)
The Role of the General Intellect in Marx's Grundrisse and Beyond

Geert Reuten (University of Amsterdam, The 
Netherlands) & Peter Thomas (Historical 
From the 'fall of the rate of profit' in the 
Grundrisse to the cyclical development of the 
profit rate in Capital: a fundamental change in 
Marx's notion of the capitalist mode of 

Friday 18th July


Roberto Fineschi (University of Siena, Italy)
Can we consider the Grundrisse the dialectically 
most developed version of Marx's theory of 

Riccardo Bellofiore (University of Bergamo, Italy)
The Grundrisse after Capital, or how to re-read Marx backwards

The Conference is part of the Bergamo Unit 
activities for the Inter-University Research 
Program "Issues of German Classical Philosophy: 
Edition of Text and Critical Studies" 2006 PRIN 
(funded by The Italian Ministry of University), 
for which Mario Cingoli is the National 
Coordinator and Riccardo Bellofiore is the Local 

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Riccardo Bellofiore
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
"Hyman P. Minsky"
UniversitÓ di Bergamo
Via dei Caniana 2
I-24127 Bergamo, Italy
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