International Symposium on Marxian Theory (ISMT)

The ISMT is a research group, founded at the initiative of Fred Moseley in 1990, and has held meetings (in the USA, England, Italy, Mexico and the Netherlands) annually as follows.

  1. 1991 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., USA 2-7 June [org. F. Moseley]
  2. 1992 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., USA 1-5 June [org. F. Moseley]
  3. 1993 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., USA 7-11 June [org. Moseley]
  4. 1994 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., USA 13-18 June [org. Moseley]
  5. 1995 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., USA 4-9 June [org. F. Moseley]
  6. 1996 University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Neth., 2-7 June [organiser Geert Reuten]
  7. 1997 Tepoztlan, Mexico (4-7 June) [organiser Fred Moseley]
    expanded part: Semenario Internacional ‘Marx: Lógica y Capital’, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico, Mexico (9-13 June) [org. Mario Robles]
  8. 1998 University of Bergamo, Bergamo 8-11 June [organiser Riccardo Bellofiore]
    expanded part: ‘Classical and Marxian Political Economy: The Legacy of Claudio Napoleoni’, University of Bergamo, Bergamo Italy, 12-13 June
  9. 1999 Cranberry Island, Maine, USA, 9-14 August [organiser Martha Campbell]
  10. 2000 University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Neth. 16-21 July 2000 [org. Geert Reuten]
  11. 2001 Creighton University, Omaha, USA, 16-22 July 2001 [org. Patrick Murray]
  12. 2002 University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy, 7-13 July 2002 [org. Riccardo Bellofiore]
  13. 2003 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. USA, 3-8 August [org. F. Moseley]
  14. 2004 Cranberry Island, Maine, USA, 25-31 July [organiser Martha Campbell]
  15. 2005 Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco, Mexico City, 11-14 July [organiser Mario Robles]
  16. 2006 University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy, 10-13 July [organiser Riccardo Bellofiore]
  17. 2007 State University of Iowa, Ames, USA, 22-27 July [organiser Tony Smith]
  18. 2008 University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy, 14-18 July [organiser Riccardo Bellofiore]
  19. 2009 University of Sussex Brighton UK, 20-23 July [organiser Chris Arthur]
  20. 2010 University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 5-9 July [organiser Guido Starosta]
  21. 2011 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass, USA Aug.15-19 (organiser Fred Moseley)
  22. 2012 Creighton University, Omaha,USA, 6-10 August (organiser Patrick Murray)

Eleven books have been published resulting from the ISMT conferences (including contributions from the USA, Australia, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, the Netherlands, etc.) as follows:

  1. Marx’s Method in Capital: A Reexamination. Fred Moseley (ed.) Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands N.J., 1993. [Contributors: Fred Moseley, Chris Arthur, Martha Campbell, Guglielmo Carchedi, Paul Mattick Jr., Patrick Murray, Geert Reuten, Tony Smith]
  2. New Investigations of Marx’s Method F. Moseley and M. Campbell (eds) Humanities Press, N.J., 1997. [Contributors: Moseley, Arthur, Campbell, Mattick, Murray, Reuten, Smith]
  3. The Constitution of Capital: Essays on Volume One of Marx’s Capital’. Riccardo Bellofiore and Nicola Taylor (eds), Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2004 [Contributors: Moseley, Arthur, Bellofiore, Campbell, Murray, Reuten, Smith, Taylor]
  4. The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume Two of Marx’s ‘Capital’. C. J. Arthur and G. Reuten (eds) Macmillan Press, Basingstoke, 1998. [Contributors: Moseley, Arthur, Campbell, Mattick, Murray, Reuten, Smith]
  5. The Culmination of ‘Capital’: Essays on Volume Three of Marx’s ‘Capital’, M. Campbell and G. Reuten (eds) Palgrave, Basingstoke and New York, 2002 [Contributors: Moseley, Arthur, Bellofiore, Campbell, Mattick, Murray, Reuten, Smith,]
  6. Marx’s Theory of Money: Modern Appraisals Fred Moseley (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 [Contributors: Moseley, Arthur, Bellofiore, Suzanne de Brunhoff, Campbell, Duncan Foley, Claus Germer, Makoto Itoh, Costas Lapavitsas, Pichit Likitkijsomboon, Murray, Anitra Nelson, Reuten, Smith]
  7. Dialectica y Capital compilador y traductor Mario l. Robles Báez, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico, 2005 [Contributors: Robles, Arthur, Enrique Dussel, Murray, Reuten]
  8. Marx in questione: il dibattito dell International Symposium on Marxian Theory a cura di Riccardo Bellofiore e Roberto Fineschi, La Città del Sole, Napoli 2009 [Contributors: Moseley, Arthur, Bellofiore, Campbell, Fineschi, Murray, Reuten, Smith,]
  9. Re-reading Marx: New perspectives after the critical edition R. Bellofiore and R. Fineschi (eds), Palgrave Macmillan 2009 [Contributors: Moseley, Arthur, Bellofiore, Roberto Finelli, Fineschi, Rolf Hecker, Michael Heinrich, Murray, Reuten, Regina Roth, Smith, Massimiliano Tomba]
  10. In Marx’s Laboratory: Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse, R. Bellofiore, G. Starosta, and P. Thomas (eds), Brill, Leiden and Boston: 2013 [Contributors: Arthur, Bellofiore, Campbell, Fineschi, Moseley, Murray, Smith, Starosta, Reuten & Thomas, Heinrich, Tomba, Luca Basso, George Caffentzis, Juan Inigo Carrera, Howard Engelskirchen, Jan Toporowski, Joel Wainwright, Amy Wendling]
  11. Marx’s Capital and Hegel’s Logic: a Reexamination eds Fred Moseley and Tony Smith, Brill, Leiden and Boston: 2014 [Contributors: Moseley, Smith, Arthur, Bellofiore, Fineschi, Igor Hanzel,  Inigo, Mark Meaney, Murray, Reuten, Robles, Gaston Caligaris, Starosta].

Notes on long-standing members of ISMT:

Christopher J. Arthur, formerly of the University of Sussex, has published in numerous journals and books. He is the author of: The New Dialectic and Marx’s Capital (2002) and Dialectics of Labour: Marx and his Relation to Hegel (1986). He edited and introduced: The German Ideology (1970; revised 1974) by Marx and Engels; Law and Marxism (third imprint, 1989) by E. Pashukanis; Engels Today: A Centenary Appreciation (1996); and (with Geert Reuten) The Circulation of Capital: Essays on Volume Two of Marx’s ‘Capital’ (1998). He has also published (abridged, with an introduction) Marx’s ‘Capital’: A Student Edition (1992).

Riccardo Bellofiore is Professor of Economics at the University of Bergamo, Italy. He wrote a book on the Italian Marxist scholar Claudio Napoleoni (1991), and edited a collection on Piero Sraffa (1986) – both in Italian. He acted as guest editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Political Economy on ‘Marxian Theory’: The Italian Debate‘ (1997). He also edited: Marxian Economics: A Reappraisal (1998); Global Money, Capital Restructuring and the Changing Patterns of Labour (1999); (with Mario Baldassarri) ‘Classical and Marxian Political Economy: A Debate on Claudio Napoleoni‘s Views‘, a special issue of the Rivista di Politica Economica (1999); (with Piero Ferri) two volumes on Hyman Minsky‘s economics – Financial Keynesianism and Market Instability and Financial Fragility and Investment in the Capitalist Economy (2001), (with Nicola Taylor) The Constitution of Capital: Essays on Volume I of Capital (2004), and Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique to Political Economy (2009).

Martha Campbell is Assistant Professor of Economics at Potsdam College, State University of New York. She received her PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in 1991. She has contributed to eight collections of the International Symposium on Marxian Theory, editing (with Fred Moseley) New Investigations of Marx’s Method (1997) and (with Geert Reuten) The Culmination of Capital: Essays on Volume III of Marx’s ‘Capital’ (2002).

Roberto Fineschi is Post-Graduate Scholar at the University of Siena. He won the Rjazanov-Prize for young scholars for the most valuable research in Marxian Theory, and published three books: Ripartire da Marx (Naples 2001), Marx e Hegel (Rome 2006) and Un nuovo Marx (Rome 2008) and several essays in English, French, German, Italian and Japanese. He is the editor of a new Italian edition of Capital book I after the new critical edition. He is a member of the editorial board of the Italian Marx and Engels Collected Works.

Fred Moseley is Professor of Economics at Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts, USA). He received a BS. in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1968 and a PhD. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in 1980. He was the Book Review Editor of the Review of Radical Political Economics from 1986 to 1995. He organized the ISMT in 1991, and edited its first two books, Marx’s Method in Capital: A Reexamination and (with Martha Campbell) New Investigations of Marx’s Method. He also edited Marx’s Theory of Money. Modern Appraisals (2005). His other books include The Falling Rate of Profit in the Postwar United States Economy (1991).

Patrick Murray is Professor of Philosophy at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. He received his PhD in Philosophy of Science from St Louis University. He is professor of philosophy at Creighton University in 1979. He is the author of Marx’s Theory of Scientific Knowledge (1988) and editor of Reflections on Commercial Life: an Anthology of Classical Texts from Plato to the Present (1996). His writings on Marx, Hegel, critical theory, modern philosophy and the philosophy of social science have appeared in numerous scholarly books and journals.

Geert Reuten is associate professor of economics at the University of Amster­dam, teaching Methodology and History of Economics. He specializes in Marx’s work, in Marxian Political Economy of Capitalism and in Systematic Dialectics. With Michael Williams he wrote Value-Form and the State; the tendencies of accumulation and the determination of economic policy in capitalist society (1989); he edited (with Christopher Arthur) The Circulation of Capital; essays on Volume II of Marx’s ‘Capital’ (1998) and (with Martha Campbell) The Culmination of Capital; essays on Volume III of Marx’s ‘Capital’ (2002).

Tony Smith is Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Iowa State University. He received his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook after graduate studies at the universities of Tubingen and Munich. He is the author of five books: The Logic of Marx’s ‘Capital’: Replies to Hegelian Criticisms (1990), The Role of Ethics in Social Theory (1991), Dialectical Social Theory and Its Critics: From Hegel to Analytical Marxism and Postmodernism (1993), Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production: A Marxian Critique of the ‘New Economy’ (2000), and Globalisation: A Systematic Marxian Account (2006). He also co-edited (with Harry van der Linden) Radical Philosophy Today 4: Philosophy Against Empire (2006), and (with Bertell Ollman) Dialectics for a New Century (2007).