A Companion to Marx's Capital by David Harvey

By David Harvey

“My target is to get you to learn a ebook by way of Karl Marx referred to as Capital, quantity 1, and to learn it on Marx’s personal terms…”

The greatest monetary hindrance because the nice melancholy has generated a surge of curiosity in Marx’s paintings within the attempt to appreciate the origins of our present hindrance. for almost 40 years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, changing into one of many world’s such a lot greatest Marx scholars.

Based on his fresh lectures, this present quantity goals to convey this intensity of studying to a broader viewers, guiding first-time readers via a desirable and deeply worthwhile textual content. A significant other to Marx’s Capital deals clean, unique and infrequently serious interpretations of a publication that modified the process historical past and, as Harvey intimates, might achieve this again.

David Harvey’s video lecture path are available the following: davidharvey.org/reading-capital/

Show description

Read Online or Download A Companion to Marx's Capital PDF

Best marxism books

Black Skin, White Masks (Pluto Classics)

During this examine, Fanon makes use of psychoanalysis and mental thought to give an explanation for the emotions of dependency and inadequacy that black humans adventure in a white global. initially formulated to strive against the oppression of black humans, Fanon's insights are actually being taken up through different oppressed teams - together with feminists - and utilized in their fight for cultural and political autonomy.

The Marxist Theory of Alienation

Alienation from one’s fellow humans is rooted within the improvement of sophistication society itself, the authors argue. it may be conquer in simple terms in the course of the innovative struggle for a society either freed from domination by means of the capitalist type, and with entire democratic keep watch over of the govt and economic climate through operating humans.

Marxism and Literary Criticism

Marxism and Literary feedback is extremely complete for its short layout. Eagleton has been capable of sum up the most components of Marxist feedback within the West this day. ' -I occasions Literary complement

Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism

This publication presents a serious evaluate of the whole lot of Marcuse's paintings and discusses his enduring value. Kellner had vast interviews with Marcuse and offers hitherto unknown information regarding his street to Marxism, his relatives with Heidegger and Existentialism, his involvement with the Frankfurt tuition, and his purposes for appropriating Freud within the Nineteen Fifties.

Extra resources for A Companion to Marx's Capital

Sample text

The German Ideology and Towards the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right). It is precisely to rectify this state of affairs that Lewis S. Feuer, by his own admission, edited Marx & Engels: Basic Writings on Politics and Philosophy. Feuer argues cogently that Marx is a better general political and philosophical theorist than an economist, which Feuer brackets, in a somewhat Husserlian fashion, for the time being (1959:xii, xvi). Not that the economic is not important—indeed it is—but that a fuller picture of the Marxist epistemology, hermeneutics and aesthetics should have been presented.

In other words, it is not what the liberal or bourgeois presents to the masses that counts—that, to say the least, is merely an ideological effect; it is the “lived experience” of ordinary men and women that really matters. The latter feel that they are subjects, but they are not so unless interpellated by the Subject, another name for God or the bourgeois state machinery. The discrepancy spotted and articulated by Althusser between what the liberal discourse says common people are, that is, subjects, and what they in reality turn out to be, that is, objects in the eye of the Subject, thus reveals in dazzling light the effectively disarming and charming power and nature of capitalism and the liberal discourse 14 1 Introduction: Reality, Realism and (Neo-)Marxist Definitions and Paradigms cunningly put in place in its effective and deceptive defence.

It is Abrams who makes an original contribution to defining clearly literary realism as we now confront it: he delineates two main ways in which realism is often referred to: one, the nineteenth-century European historical movement and, another, subsequent recurrent literary phenomena similar to it (2004 [1988]:152–153). Surely, the 2007 Adventures in Realism edited by Matthew Beaumont largely from a (neo-)Marxist perspective infuses new life to this growingly fertile field in the twenty-first century.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.05 of 5 – based on 23 votes