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A work on the crisis that focuses only on its objective causes and operations without considering how this contradictory objectivity emerges at the level of the individuals' consciousness, is discussed in this chapter. The chapter requires the development of a theory of knowledge consistent with Marx's wider theoretical opus, suitable for the development of an account of those aspects left unexplored by Marx, in tune with contemporary reality, and appropriate to foster radical social change. It is currently fashionable to hold that capitalism has been replaced by the information-society or by the service-society. Mental transformations, or transformations of knowledge, are the transformations by labour-power of the knowledge contained in the labourers' labour-power, their subjective knowledge, and of objective knowledge, into the new knowledge. Theories of the class-determination of knowledge are usually rejected with empirical arguments. This holds both for social consciousness and for the natural sciences.

Keywords: information-society; service-society; social knowledge; social subjectivity; theory of knowledge

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