The Logic of Marx's Capital: Replies to Hegelian Criticisms

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SUNY Press, 1990 - Political Science - 271 pages
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In a step-by-step progression through Marx's three volume work, discovers a systematic theory of socio-economic categories ordered according to the dialectical logic derived from Hegel. Refutes objections presented by Hegelians and others. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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It is difficult to over-rate this book, perhaps the most insightful analysis of Marx's Capital yet written it illustrates the connection between Hegel, Marx and science beautifully and to the effect of clarifying what is otherwise a strained and convoluted narrative. A must read.
Greg Schofield, Perth Australia
 

Contents

HEGEL METHOD AND SYSTEM
3
B Dialectical Logic and Materialist Ontology
8
C System
13
DIALECTICAL LOGIC IN MARXS WORK
19
B Direct Arguments for Reading Capital in Terms of Dialectical Logic
33
Marxs Materialism and Hegels Idealism
40
HEGELIAN READINGS OF CAPITAL
43
B The Main Hegelian Objections to Capital
47
C Accumulation
133
Capital and Independent Producers
145
E Conclusion
146
THE CATEGORIES OF CIRCULATION
148
B The Dialectic of Capital in Difference
150
C Hegelian Objections and Replies to the Objections
154
THE CATEGORIES OF CONCRETION
164
A The Dialectic of Industrial Capital
165

THE VALUE FORM
57
B Hegelian Objections to the Initial Categories in Capital
59
C An Alternative Reading
62
D Responses to the Hegelian Objections
65
THE SIMPLE COMMODITY FORM AND THE MONEY FORM
79
A The Simple Commodity Form
80
B The Dialectic of the Money Form
83
C Closing Remarks
94
THE INITIAL DETERMINATIONS OF THE CAPITAL FORM LABOR POWER AS COMMODITY EXPLOITATION
98
B Exploitation
112
CATEGORIES OF THE PRODUCTION PROCESS PROPER
124
B Capital as Principle of Transformation
127
B The Dialectic of Supply and Demand
171
C The Falling Rate of Profit
179
D The Dialectic of Nonindustrial Capital
188
E Evaluation of the Final Stages of the Capital Form
192
CONCLUSION
195
B The State Form
200
C The Socialist Form of Social Production
205
A TABLE OF THE CATEGORIES IN CAPITAL
209
Notes
211
Bibliography
255
Index
265
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Tony Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Iowa State University of Science and Technology.