Grundrisse - Karl Marx (Paperback)

Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy

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Explores the themes and theses that were to dominate Marx's later work "Capital".This work provides an insight into Marx's beliefs and hopes for the foundation of a communist state.

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9780140445756
Department
Books
Released
7 Nov 1993
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Karl Marx
Martin Nicolaus (Translator)
Martin Nicolaus (Introduction by)
Martin Nicolaus (Foreward By)
Subtitle
Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reprint
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
912
Dimensions
197 x 133 x 32mm (522g)

Summary

Written during the winter of 1857-8, the Grundrisse was considered by Marx to be the first scientific elaboration of communist theory. A collection of seven notebooks on capital and money, it both develops the arguments outlined in the Communist Manifesto (1848) and explores the themes and theses that were to dominate his great later work Capital. Here, for the first time, Marx set out his own version of Hegel's dialectics and developed his mature views on labour, surplus value and profit, offering many fresh insights into alienation, automation and the dangers of capitalist society. Yet while the theories in Grundrisse make it a vital precursor to Capital, it also provides invaluable descriptions of Marx's wider-ranging philosophy, making it a unique insight into his beliefs and hopes for the foundation of a communist state.

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General Subject
Business/Economics
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / Free Enterprise
BISAC Subject 2
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
BIC Classification 1
Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
BIC Classification 2
Economic theory & philosophy
BIC Classification 3
Marxism & Communism
Library Subject 1
Marxian economics
Academic Subject 1
Marxian Economics
Dewey Classification
330

Author Bio

Karl Marx (1818-1883). The core of Marx's economic analysis found early expression in the OEkonomisch-philosophische Manuskripte aus dem Jahre 1844 (Economic and Political Manuscripts of 1844) (1844). There, Marx argued that the conditions of modern industrial societies invariably result in the estrangement (or alienation) of workers from their own labor. In his review of a Bruno Baier book, On the Jewish Question (1844), Marx decried the lingering influence of religion over politics and proposed a revolutionary re-structuring of European society. Much later, Marx undertook a systematic explanation of his economic theories in Das Kapital (Capital) (1867-95) and Theorien uber den Mehrwert (Theory of Surplus Value) (1862).