Deciphering Capital by Alex Callinicos

By Alex Callinicos

Marx's Capital is again the place it belongs, on the centre of discussion approximately Marxism and its buy at the modern global. in recent times there was an explosion of a lot wider curiosity in Capital, after the talk on Capital principally fell silent within the late-1970s. In interpreting Capital, Alex Callinicos deals his personal mammoth contribution to the controversy. He tackles the query of Marx's approach, his relation to Hegel, price idea and labour. He engages with Marxist thinkers earlier and current, from Gramsci and Althusser to Harvey and Jameson.

Show description

Read Online or Download Deciphering Capital PDF

Similar political theory books

Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World (New Directions in Critical Theory)

Until eventually lately, struggles for justice proceeded opposed to the historical past of a taken-for-granted body: the bounded territorial nation. With that "Westphalian" photograph of political house assumed through default, the scope of justice was once hardly topic to open dispute. this present day, even if, human-rights activists and foreign feminists sign up for critics of structural adjustment and the area exchange association in demanding the view that justice can simply be a family relation between fellow voters.

Education Under Siege: The Conservative, Liberal and Radical Debate over Schooling

Public spending on schooling is lower than assault. during this demanding ebook Aronowitz and Giroux study the pondering in the back of that assault, within the united states and in different industrialized countries.

Reviews:

`Aronowitz & Giroux argue that feedback will be matched by way of a `discourse of possibilities'. Their ebook admirably exemplifies this technique. They enhance a critique defying orthodoxy and so they provide tuition reforms which include, instead of brush off, present specialist perform. .. a robust contribution to the emancipation of academic concept and education. ' - British academic learn magazine

Second Treatise of Government

Writer word: C. B. Macpherson (Editor)
Publish 12 months observe: First released in 1690
------------------------

The "Second Treatise" is without doubt one of the most crucial political treatises ever written and of the main far-reaching in its effect. In his provocative 15-page advent to this variation, the past due eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for restricted conditional executive, deepest estate, and correct of revolution and indicates purposes for the allure of those arguments in Locke's time and because.

"Macpherson presents for his readers a tightly written, meaty, and sometimes invigorating serious review of Locke's argument. In it one unearths the very best of Macpherson's now recognized feedback of liberal-democratic executive. " Gregory E. Pcyrz in Canadian Philosophical assessment

Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (Indigenous Americas)

Over the last 40 years, reputation has turn into the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization among the geographical region and Indigenous countries in North the US. The time period “recognition” shapes debates over Indigenous cultural area of expertise, Indigenous rights to land and self-government, and Indigenous peoples’ correct to profit from the advance in their lands and assets.

Additional info for Deciphering Capital

Sample text

21, no. 3 (Autumn 2000), pp. 405–26. Cf. Ellen Meiksins Wood, Empire of Capital (London: Verso, 2003), chapters 5–6. 19. Among the most notable examples of the former is Bernard Mandeville’s The Fable of the Bees; for an example of the latter, see Andrew Fletcher’s Discourse Surrounding the Affairs of Scotland. Mandeville famously provides a vigorous defense of modern commerce and its “publick benefits,” while Fletcher describes at length the disastrous effects of modern commerce in European societies and calls for the establishment of a reformed set of ancient Diderot’s Theory of Global (and Imperial) Commerce 19 institutions of political economy (most notoriously, that of slavery).

Muller, The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002), chapters 1–5; and Donald Winch, Riches and Poverty: An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1750–1834 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996). 20. Hirschman, The Passions and the Interests (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977), 62. Chapter Two Empire, Progress, and the “Savage Mind” Jennifer Pitts 1 I. INTRODUCTION This chapter is an effort to explore the implications of what might be called a cognitive-development conception of progress for views of Europe’s relation to non-European societies among British thinkers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

32 Notably, in his analysis of India, while he certainly addresses the consequences of institutions for the ideas and habits of individuals, Robertson never resorts to individuals’ cognitive capacities to explain practices and institutions, as he does consistently for savage society in the History of America. 33 In contrast, as I discuss below, James and J. S. ” 34 The eloquent conclusion to the Disquisition makes clear Robertson’s own understanding that accounts of progress were fundamental to the politics of empire.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 30 votes