On the ‘Polycrisis’ Part II: Philosophies of History & Crises in Political Thought

Crisis concept

Building on an earlier post, Bo Harvey begins with the question “what might the popularity of [the term] polycrisis say about the weaknesses of current critical analyses of capitalism?” and proposes that the “conceptual breadth of both terms represents a broader crisis of reference in the concept ‘crisis’.” He then considers the role of crisis in Marxist thought and Adam Tooze’s approach to history, and ultimately suggests that the complexity of modernity cannot be reduced to dynamics determined solely by the logic of capital.


Bo Harvey

Publication Date

11 February 2023




Crisis concept

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Uses the term polycrisis

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