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Capital - Karl Marx (Paperback)

A Critique of Political Economy

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Description

Asserts that - regardless of the efforts of individual capitalists, public authorities or even generous philanthropists - any market economy is inevitably doomed to endure a series of worsening, explosive crises leading finally to complete collapse.

Product Details

Barcode
9780140445701
Department
Books
Released
2 Mar 1993
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
David Bach
Karl Marx
David Fernbach (Translator)
Ernest Mandel (Introduction by)
Subtitle
A Critique of Political Economy
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reissue
Series
Penguin Classics
Volume
3
Language
English
Number of Pages
1088
Dimensions
197 x 133 x 44mm (739g)

Annotation

Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject

Summary

The third volume of a political treatise that changed the world

Unfinished at the time of Marx’s death in 1883 and first published with a preface by Frederick Engels in 1894, the third volume of Capital strives to combine the theories and concepts of the two previous volumes in order to prove conclusively that capitalism is inherently unworkable as a permanent system for society. Here, Marx controversially asserts that—regardless of the efforts of individual capitalists, public authorities or even generous philanthropists—any market economy is inevitably doomed to endure a series of worsening, explosive crises leading finally to complete collapse. But he also offers an inspirational and compelling prediction; that the end of capitalism will culminate in the birth of a far greater form of society.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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General Subject
Business/Economics
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / Free Enterprise
BISAC Subject 2
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
BISAC Subject 3
Political Science / History & Theory
BISAC Subject 4
Business & Economics / Economics / Theory
BISAC Subject 5
Political Science / History & Theory
BIC Classification 1
Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
BIC Classification 2
Economic theory & philosophy
BIC Classification 3
Marxism & Communism
BIC Classification 4
Economic theory & philosophy
BIC Classification 5
Marxism & Communism
Library Subject 1
Capital.
Library Subject 2
Economics.
Library Subject 3
Capital.
Academic Subject 1
Marxian Economics
Dewey Classification
335.4/1

Author Bio

Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany.

Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as 'one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.'

Translated by David Fernbach with an introduction by Ernest Mandel