Greek Philosophy, the Scientific Revolution, Abstraction,
Phenomenology, & the Money Economy:
Selected Bibliography

compiled by Ralph Dumain

Alfred Sohn-Rethel Online Database (blog).

Alfred Sohn-Rethel Bibliography.

Black, David. The Capitalism of Philosophy? Sohn-Rethel on Intellectual and Manual Labour– a Critique: PART ONE, January 2009.

Black, David. ‘Reification a Myth’ Shock (or What Gillian Rose Tells Us About Sohn-Rethel, Adorno and Ancient Greece), The Hobgoblin, July 27, 2010.

Bogomolov, A. S. History of Ancient Philosophy: Greece and Rome; translated by Vladimir Stankevich. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1985. (Guides to the Social Sciences)

Caudwell, Christopher. The Crisis in Physics, edited with an introduction by Professor H[yman] Levy. London: John Lane, 1939 [repr. 1949]. New edition: Verso Books, 2018.

Clark, Geoffrey. Review of Heads or Tails: The Poetics of Money by Jochen Hörisch, Yearbook of German-American Studies, vol. 38 (2003), pp. 316-318.

DeGrood, David H. “The Thunderbolt, Interpenetration and Heraclitus,” in Dialectics and Revolution. Volume 1 by David H. DeGrood (Amsterdam: B.R. Grüner Publishing Co., 1978), Chapter I, pp. 13-48. (Philosophical Currents; v. 21)

Falk, Pasi. Book Review (Rudolf Wolfgang Müller, Geld und Geist), Acta Sociologica, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1977, pp. 393-396.

Gudskov, Nikolao. Kiel la Homo Ekis Pensi: Eseoj pri la Helena Filozofio. Moskvo: Impeto, 2012. Original Esperanto work (How Man Began to Think: Essays on Hellenic Philosophy).

Hörisch, Jochen. Heads or Tails: The Poetics of Money; translated by Amy Horning Marschall. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000.

Müller, Rudolf Wolfgang. 
Geld und Geist: Zur Entstehungsgeschichte von Identitätsbewußtsein und Rationalität seit der Antike. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 1977.

Novack, George. The Origins of Materialism: The Evolution of a Scientific View of the World. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1965.

Materialism: a scientific view of the world [excerpts], The Militant, Vol. 68/No. 24, June 28, 2004.

Brown, Pete. "Sucking up to the Sophists: Novack on the Origins of Materialism" [review], Communist Voice #6, Jan. 15, 1996.
Oizerman, T. I.; Bogomolov, A. S. Principles of the Theory of Historical Process in Philosophy, translated by H. Campbell Creighton. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1986. (See also review by R. Dumain.)

Parsons, Howard L. "Theories of Knowledge: A Dialectical, Historical Critique," in: Dialectical Perspectives in Philosophy and Social Science, edited by Pasquale N. Russo et al (Amsterdam: B.R. Grüner, 1983), pp. 1-35.

Seaford, Richard. Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Table of contentsPublisher description.

Sohn-Rethel, Alfred. “Historical Materialist Theory of Knowledge,” Marxism Today, 1965.

Sohn-Rethel, Alfred. Intellectual and Manual Labor: A Critique of Epistemology. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1977. Chapter 4 (offsite).

Tamás, G.M. "The Uniqueness of Capitalism and the Normative Content of a Socialist Political Philosophy," November 2008.

Thomson, George. The First Philosophers: Studies in Ancient Greek Society. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1972. (First published 1955, 2nd ed. 1961, reprinted with corrections, 1972.)

Vernant, Jean Pierre. The Origins of Greek Thought [translated from French]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982.

Wolf, Philipp. "The A Priori of Money: Alfred Sohn-Rethel and Literature," Tropismes 9 : L’argent, 1999.

‘Young Turk’ Toscano on Adorno, Sohn-Rethel, Paci: Another ‘must read’ shocker on abstraction, Principia Dialectica (blog), 27 July 2011.

Phenomenological Marxism & the Scientific Revolution

Gurwitsch, Aron. "Comment on the Paper by H. Marcuse," in: Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, 1962-1964 [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science; Volume Two: In Honor of Philipp Frank], edited by Robert S. Cohen and Marx W. Wartofsky (New York: Humanities Press, 1965), Chapter 9, pp. 291-306.

Marcuse, Herbert. "On Science and Phenomenology," in: Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, 1962-1964 [Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science; Volume Two: In Honor of Philipp Frank], edited by Robert S. Cohen and Marx W. Wartofsky (New York: Humanities Press, 1965), Chapter 9, pp. 279-290.

Piccone, Paul. “Towards a Socio‑Historical Interpretation of the Scientific Revolution,” Telos, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring 1968, pp. 16-26.

Vajda, Mihály. "Lukács' and Husserl's Critiques of Science," Telos, no. 38, Winter 1978-79, pp. 104-118.

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