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Adorno and neue Marx-Lektuere: critique of political economy as critical theory of society

Grant number: 19/15102-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): September 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Luiz Sérgio Repa
Grantee:Bruno Kleim Serrano
Supervisor abroad: Georg W. Bertram
Home Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Freie Universität Berlin, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:17/03780-8 - Critical theory of the value-form: Adorno and the Neue Marx-Lektüre, BP.DR


The internship project intends to deepen and subsidize the doctoral research, which aims at investigating a specific reconfiguration of the theme of the critique of political economy within the tradition of the Frankfurtian Critical Theory from the 1960s onwards. This development amounted to the neue Marx-Lektüre (NML), initiated by Adorno's students Hans-Georg-Backhaus and Helmut Reichelt. The heuristic hypothesis guiding the research during the internship is that NML's approach to the theory of value as a dialectical monetary theory further develops (and also relies on as well as correct) fundamental aspects of Adornian critical theory of society. The outcome can present elements of a renewed critical-theoretical and sound methodological program to thematize modern capitalism that can help substantiate and further Critical Theory tradition in a way that it is relevant to contemporary academic discussions about the issue. As a final step of the research, the NML' results will be examined vis-à-vis its claims regarding its own critical trust and potentiality as well as the contribution of Adorno's critical theory for its formation.