Mario Tronti

is an Italian philosopher and politician, and one of the founders of Quaderni Rossi and later Classe Operaia in the 1960s.

Some Questions around Gramsci’s Marxism (1958)

Some Questions around Gramsci’s Marxism (1958)

Certainly we must assert the novelty, the originality, the autonomy of Marxism. But the novelty of Marxism against any other philosophy consists not in asking more of it as a philosophy; its originality consists in its offer of science to philosophy, or rather in its conceiving the proper philosophy only as science, as a “specific conception of a specific object.”

On Marxism and Sociology (1959)

On Marxism and Sociology (1959)

One absolutely cannot accept that there exists a researcher who offers material to the theorist, and then there is a theorist who re-elaborates it and produces theory. Rather, there is a continuous unity realized already within Marxism, and it lives precisely in the person of the Marxist.

The Political (1979)

The Political (1979)

The birth of the polit­i­cal as a prob­lem lies at the ori­gins of cap­i­tal­ist soci­ety. The impact, the inter­twin­ing, the exchange, the con­flict is between the state sub­ject and the tran­si­tion to cap­i­tal­ism. With­out the State, from its ori­gins, no cap­i­tal­ism.