David Black

David Black is the author of Helen Macfarlane: A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist and Philosopher in Mid-Nineteenth Century England, of The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture and Dialectical Thought, and the coauthor of 1839: The Chartist Insurrection.

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David Black

Darbare-yeh Rishehha-ye Falsafi-yeh Zedd-e Sarmayehdar

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by and published on the website Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “Contra Sohn-Rethel: On the Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitali…

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David Black

Contra Sohn-Rethel: On the Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism

Was the birth of philosophy in Ancient Greece a reflex and projection of the generic forms of capitalist exploitation, such as exchange-value, money and the commodity-form? Did commodity fetishism and…

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From Habakkuk to Locke: the Non-Peculiarity of the English Glorious Revolution of 1688

Review of Steve Pincus’s 1688: The First Modern Revolution (New Haven, 2009). This article was first published in The Platypus Review No. 49 (Sept. 2012)   – Editors

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Critique of the Situationist Dialectic in the Age of Occupy

This article was presented as part of a panel entitled “Alternatives to Capitalism: Theoretical, Practical, Visionary” hosted by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization and the Department of S…

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David Black,
Chris Ford

[Video] 1839: The Chartist Insurrection

1839: The Chartist Insurrection from International Marxist-Humanist on Vimeo. This short video (8.34 mins) was made and uploaded to accompany the new book, 1839: The Chartist Insurrection by David Bla…

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The European Crisis: Regression and Resistance

The financial meltdown of 2008, the first effect of which was a decline in the “real” economy, has now plunged several European states into sovereign debt crises, amid fears of further collapses of th…

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David Black

The Elusive “Threads of Historical Progress”: The Early Chartists and the Young Marx and Engels

The Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, London in 1848. The Chartist movement of the 1830s and 1840s went beyond 18th century popular radicalism toward socialism.  Leaders like George Julian…

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‘No Justice, No Peace’ and Blood and Flames on England’s Streets: 1981, 1985 and 2011

The explosion of rage and revolt on the streets of British cities, recalls the dramatic “uprisings” of the 1980s. The author, a resident of the riot-hit London Borough of Haringey, looks at what has c…

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Adorno For Revolutionaries?

In Adorno for Revolutionaries Ben Watson attempts to show how Theodore Adorno, starting with the commodity form, outlined a revolutionary musicology, a passageway between subjective feeling and object…

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