Back to Marx - Universitätsverlag Göttingen
... study of Marx’s notes and the literature he digested in the course of his construction of thought. Back to Marx is much more than just an extensive and thorough
piece of philosophical research. Perhaps without any intention, it is as much a
testimonial for the profound scholarly and philosophical ex ...
A Critical Evaluation of Jules Dupuit`s Contributions to Economic
... the task of this research, with scholarly sleight of hand,
to attempt to do so once more.
Unfortunately, however, Dupuit has only received what
one might call "superficial treatment," from one scholar
to the next, with little reference to his original writings.
Nor have all his writings been explore ...
The Works of Marx and Engels in Ethnology
... George Lichtheim, The Origins of Socialism (1969), p. 59: "the positivist
version of Marxism [...] by Engels and Kautsky". See also Lichtheim, Marxism
(1964), p. 238 note: Socialism, Utopian and Scientific and other later writings of
Engels "are a veritable compendium of the new positivist world-vie ...
the value form
... b) The polarity of the two forms .
On the other hand, these two forms are mutually excluding or opposed extremes,
i .e . poles, of the same expression of value . They are always distributed amongst
different commodities, which the expression of value relates to one another. For
example, I cannot exp ...
Karl Marx and the Classics
... a) The theoretical system of the Critique of Political Economy, which
is mainly developed (albeit in a “philosophical” way of presentation, which
makes its understanding not easy) in the first part of Volume 1 of Capital,
in the 1859 Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, in the
The concept of alienation, its origins and consequences in capitalism
... control over the conditions of employment, and (4) the lack of control over the immediate work
process (Blauner, 1964: 16).
Second, from the perspective of the individual’s sense of understanding the circumstance
that he or she involves, alienation refers to the meaninglessness “when the individual ...
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... attain and according to these ideas he shapes actual existence. “But what distinguishes the worst
architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects
it in reality. At the end of every labour-process, we get a result that already existed i ...
Marx is assumed to be an atheist. 1 Marxists are
... the atheist doctrine. The view that Marx was an atheist in his collaboration with Bauer
in 1841, and is no longer an atheist by 1842-3, is of historical interest at best. But the
argument that he views himself as neither an atheist, as a post-atheist thinker who
has overcome the dialectic of theism- ...
Political Economy for Contemporary Capitalism
... ‘virtually every controversy within Marxist economics is at bottom a controversy concerning the nature and status of value theory.’6
This book develops an interpretation of value theory drawing upon a
range of contributions, especially those of Ben Fine and John Weeks.7 This
interpretation is orthod ...
Marx`s Theory of the Money Commodity
... money. Already these early writings connect what will later be termed ‘abstract
labour’ and money. Although in this tract Marx doesn’t yet speak of commodities,
just of products, the analogy that he makes between religious reification and
commodity fetishism is carried into his mature work, where Ma ...
... in the midst of the questions of which the present says: that is the question. What, in progressive
nations, is a practical break with modern state conditions, is, in Germany, where even those
conditions do not yet exist, at first a critical break with the philosophical reflexion of those
Fundamental Principles of Communist
... willed by the central administration will be suppressed with all the means at
the disposal of the all-powerful state apparatus. It is certainly not necessary to
give concrete examples of this - they are already familiar enough. In this way
the Association of Free and Equal Producers proclaimed by Ma ...
Fiction without Fantasy: Capital Fetishism as Objective Forgetting
... should not be conceptualized as a “thing,” as something “tangible,” or as an
“asset” that someone “has”4. Here I want to point out that the attempt to think
about capital as tangible things and possessions mystifies its nature, which, in
turn affirms capital fetishism in two major ways: first, the a ...
A Marx for the Left Today: Interview with Marcello
... forget the two parts of the equation. We always have to recall that Marx wanted to
complete his Herculean work. Incompleteness and fragmentariness are characteristic
of Marx’s oeuvre because the subject matter for the critical examination of his
writings was, very often, so vast that it would have t ...
Here - Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione Piero Sraffa
... an increasing stock of living machineries (Marx, 1862−63, II, p. 477).8 In fact, if a rate
of capital accumulation greater than the increase in population absorbed all the
unemployed and underemployed labour, it would be necessary for a worker to raise, for
instance, not two, but three or four or f ...
... This book is a product of the theoretical labour that began in 2004
in Ljubljana, where the collective Workers’-Punks’ University
(WPU) organised ‘Post-Fordism’, a yearlong series of lectures.
This series resulted in an intense exchange of critical views
on the topic that had largely disappeared fr ...
(18/22) Economy: Definition, Kula and Potlatch.
... always asymmetrical: the former are higher in status. Also, as Kula valuables are ranked
according to value and age, so are the relationships that are created through their exchange.
Participants will often strive to obtain particularly valuable and renowned Kula objects whose
owner's fame will spre ...
Division of Labor, Economic Specialization and the Evolution of
... getting a disproportionately large share of the economic benefits produced by a society?
Scholars have given three kinds of answers to this question (Durkheim 1933). Many
authors deny the paradox, arguing either that people are deceived about their interests, for
example, as a result of elite propag ...
Is Marx`s Theory of Value Still Relevant?
... These definitions of value and price are the basis for a wide-ranging critique of alleged
inconsistencies in Marx, leading to the conclusion that the traditional Marxist project of
determining value from embodied labour is flawed. Very briefly, first, the price system has two
degrees of freedom, bec ...
Behind Marx's Hidden Abode
... To address these questions, I shall begin by recalling what Marx took to
be capitalism’s four core features. Thus, my approach will appear at first
sight to be very orthodox, but I intend to ‘de-orthodoxize’ it by showing
how these presuppose other features, which in fact constitute their background ...
The Value of Money, the Value of Labour Power and the Net Product
... to consider how technologies are determined and why they change, to peer into
the origin of the surplus, or to analyse the inner nature of class conflicts in
capitalist society. However, these limitations make production in Sraffa’s system
resemble a purely technical process, while capital can hardl ...
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS Working Paper
... have used, over the years, improved statistical techniques and better measurement for quantitative
empirical work. This paper will review some of this literature, focusing specifically on quantitative
empirical research on two particular issues, Marxist national accounts and the value controversy.
Surplus product (German: Mehrprodukt) is an economic concept explicitly theorised by Karl Marx in his critique of political economy. Marx first began to work out his idea of surplus product in his 1844 notes on James Mill's Elements of political economy.Notions of ""surplus produce"" have been used in economic thought and commerce for a long time (notably by the Physiocrats), but in Das Kapital, Theories of Surplus Value and the Grundrisse Marx gave the concept a central place in his interpretation of economic history. Nowadays the concept is mainly used in Marxian economics. political anthropology, cultural anthropology, economic anthropologyThe translation of the German ""Mehr"" as ""surplus"" is in a sense unfortunate, because it might be taken to suggest ""unused"", ""not needed"" or ""redundant"", while literally it means ""more"" or ""added"" - thus, ""Mehrprodukt"" refers really to the additional or ""excess"" product produced. In German, the term ""Mehrwert"" simply and literally means value-added, a measure of net output, (though, in Marx's specialist usage, it means the surplus-value obtained from the use of capital, i.e. it refers to the net addition to the value of capital owned).