Moishe Postone ז״ל







The Dualisms of Capitalist Modernity: Thoughts on History, the Holocaust, and the Left, Jews and the Left Conference, YIVO, New York, May 2012.


A celebration of the life and work of Moishe Postone, held in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, October 22, 2018.


Critique du fétiche-capital: Le capitalisme, l’antisemitisme et la gauche. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2013.

History and Heteronomy. Critical Essays. Tokyo: The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, 2009.

Marx Reloaded: Repensar la teoria critica del capitalismo. Madrid: Traficantes de Suenos. 2007

Deutschland, die Linke und der Holocaust – Politische Interventionen. Freiburg, Germany: ça ira Verlag, 2005.

Marx est-il devenu muet: Face à la mondialisation? Paris: les éditions de l’Aube, 2003.

Time, Labor and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx’s Critical Theory. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Volumes edited

Perspectives on the Global Crisis. South Atlantic Quarterly 111, 2 (2012).

with Eric Santner, Catastrophe and Meaning: The Holocaust and the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

with Craig Calhoun and Edward LiPuma, Bourdieu: Critical Perspectives. Chicago and Cambridge: University of Chicago Press and Polity Press, 1993.


The dualisms of capitalist modernity: reflections on history, the Holocaust, and antisemitism,’ in Jack Jacobs, ed. Jews and Leftist Politics. Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017, 43–66.

Critical Theory and the Historical Transformations of Capitalist Modernity,’ in Michael J. Thompson, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 137–163.

Die Antinomien der kapitalistischen Moderne — Reflexionen über Geschichte, den Holocaust und die Linke,’ in Nicolas Berg, ed. Kapitalismusdebatten um 1900 — Über antisemitisierende Semantiken des Jüdischen. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2011, 435–453.

The Subject and Social Theory: Marx and Lukács on Hegel,’ in Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor, eds. Marx and Contemporary Philosophy. Houndmills, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 205–220.

‘Rethinking Capital in Light of the Grundrisse,’ in Marcello Musto, ed. Karl Marx’s Grundrisse. Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy One Hundred and fifty years later. London and New York: Routledge, 2008, 120–145.

‘Reflections on Jewish History as General History: Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem,’ in Raphael Gross and Yfaat Weiss, eds. Jüdische Geschichte als Allgemeine Geschichte. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006, 189–211.

Critique, State, and Economy,’ in Fred Rush, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 165–193.

‘The Holocaust and the Trajectory of the Twentieth Century,’ in Moishe Postone and Eric Santner, eds. Catastrophe and Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003, 81–114.

‘Lukács and the Dialectical Critique of Capitalism,’ in R. Albritton and J. Simoulidis, eds. New Dialectics and Political Economy. Houndsmill and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 78–100.

Contemporary Historical Transformations: Beyond Postindustrial and Neo-Marxist Theories,’ in Current Perspectives in Social Theory 19 (1999), 3–53.

Deconstruction as Social Critique: Derrida on Marx and the New World Order,’ in History and Theory 37, 3 (1998), 370–387.

‘Rethinking Marx (in a Postmarxist World),’ in Charles Camic, ed. Reclaiming the Sociological Classics. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1998, 45–80.

‘Political Theory and Historical Analysis,’ in C. Calhoun, ed. Habermas and the Public Sphere. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992, 164–177.

History and Critical Social Theory,’ in Contemporary Sociology 19, 2 (1990). 170–176.

‘After the Holocaust: History and Identity in West Germany,’ in Kathy Harms, Lutz R. Reuter and Volker Dürr, eds. Coping with the Past: Germany and Austria after 1945. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990, 233–251.

Anti-Semitism and National Socialism,’ in Anson Rabinbach and Jack Zipes, eds. Germans and Jews Since the Holocaust. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1986, 302–314.

Texts provided courtesy of the author.