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Marx and Singularity
From the Early Writings to the Grundrisse
Using the concept singularity, drawn from French theory, Basso attempts to understand Marx's development as a search for individual realization.
The productivity of the notion of singularity is argued to be based on the fact that it allows us to highlight the element of individual realisation, simultaneously stressing its distance from the modern conception of individuality. The “correlate” of singularity is the reciprocity, moving and unstable, between the “individual” and the “collective,” which occurs in class struggles.

Other books by Luca Basso

  • Marx and the Common

    Marx and the Common brilliantly reconstructs Marx's connection of the collective dimension of communism to the element of individual realisation