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The New Dialectic and Marx's Capital

The New Dialectic and Marx's Capital

by Chris Arthur
     
 

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This book both argues for, and demonstrates, a new turn to dialectic. Marx's Capital was clearly influenced by Hegel's dialectical figures: here, case by case, the significance of these is clarified. More, it is argued that, instead of the dialectic of the rise and fall of social systems, what is needed is a method of articulating the dialectical

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This book both argues for, and demonstrates, a new turn to dialectic. Marx's Capital was clearly influenced by Hegel's dialectical figures: here, case by case, the significance of these is clarified. More, it is argued that, instead of the dialectic of the rise and fall of social systems, what is needed is a method of articulating the dialectical relations characterising a given social whole. Marx learnt from Hegel the necessity for a systematic development, and integration, of categories; for example, the category of 'value' can be fully comprehended only in the context of the totality of capitalist relations. These studies thus shed new light on Marx's great work, while going beyond it in many respects.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'For those interested in Capital this is an important book to read. ..By focuing on the dialectic of capital, Arthur's book is a real gift.
Robert Albritton, Labour/Le Travail 2004.
'The dialectic is a complex subject..and in these essays Christopher J. Arthur often challenges our knowledge and actions, and makes us think anew.
Richard Daniels, Science & Society vol 68 (4).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004136434
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/04/2003
Series:
Historical Materialism Book Series, #1
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher J. Arthur studied at the Universities of Nottingham and Oxford. For 25 years he taught Philosophy at the University of Sussex. He is a leading Marx scholar whose publications include Dialectics of Labour: Marx and his Relation to Hegel (Blackwell, 1986).

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