Reading Marx: On Transcendental Materialism

Publikation: Bücher und AnthologienSammelwerke und AnthologienForschung


In this book, Reiner Schurmann argues that what is most original about Marx is his philosophical axis. Extending his highly original engagement with the history of philosophy, Schurmann draws out this axis, which determines and localizes his theories of history, social relations, and economy. Whereas Marxist readings of Marx conceive history, classes, and social relations as primary realities, Schurmann brings out a radically immanent understanding of praxis that introduces multiplicity. This edition is complemented by a reprinting of Schurmann's Anti-Humanism essay, in which he reads Marx alongside Nietzsche and Heidegger as spelling out the dissociation of being and action. Reading Marx showcases underappreciated facets of Schurmann's work and offers an interpretation of Marx that resonates with the readings of Jacques Derrida, Michel Henry, Antonio Negri, and Francois Laruelle.
VerlagDiaphanes Verlag
Anzahl der Seiten176
ISBN (Print)978-3-0358-0201-6, 3-0358-0201-7
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 17.03.2021


NameReiner Schürmann Selected Writings and Lecture Notes