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Re-reading Marx
New Perspectives after the Critical Edition

Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore and Roberto Fineschi

Palgrave Macmillan

9780230202115

256 pages

The new historical and critical edition of the works of Marx and Engels, the second Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA2), opens up the possibility of a radical rethinking of the entirety of Marx’s thought. Marx has been read primarily through Engels’ spectacles. Now, with the publication of the entire corpus of Marxian manuscripts, it is now
possible to read Marx according to Marx. This has rejuvenated debate and shed new light on Marx’s original intentions.

This important collection assesses the relevance of the historical and critical edition, includes analysis, by leading scholars, of specific themes in the Marxian critique of political economy using the new material available, and provides an overview of the German debate in Marxian theory in recent decades. This detailed and fascinating book is essential reading for all seeking the best in contemporary Marxian analysis and theory.

Introduction; R.Bellofiore & R.Fineschi New Perspectives Opened by the Publication of Marx’s Manuscripts of Capital, Vol. II; R. Hecker Karl Marx’s Original Manuscripts in the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA): Another View on Capital; R. Roth Dialectic of the Commodity and its Exposition: The German Debate in the 70s: a Personal Survey; R. Fineschi Reconstuction or Deconstruction? Methodological Controversies about Value and Capital and New Insights from the Critical Edition; M. Heinrich The Limits and Uncertainties of Historic all Materialism: An Appraisal Based on the Text of Grundrisse (Notebooks III, IV and V); R. Finelli The Chapters on Machinery in the 1861-63 Manuscripts; T. Smith The Development of Marx’s Theory of the Distribution of Surplus-Value in the Manuscripts of 1861-63; F. Moseley The Possessive Spirit of Capital: Subsumption/Inversion/Contradiction; C.J. Arthur The Place of ‘The Results of the Immediate Production Process’ in Capital; P. Murray A Ghost Turning into a Vampire. The Concept of Capital and Living Labour; R. Bellofiore From History of Capital to History in Capital; M. Tomba Marx’s General Rate of Profit Transformation: Methodological and Theoretical Obstacles. An Appraisal Based on the 1864-65 Manuscript of Das Kapital III.

 

RICCARDO BELLOFIORE is Professor of Economics at the University of Bergamo, Italy. He has edited Marxian Economics: A Reappraisal, global Money, Capital Restructuring and the Changing Patterns of labour, two volumes on Hyman Minsky’s economics (with Piero Ferri) Financial Keynesianism and Market Instability and Financial Fragility and Investment in the Capitalist Economy and The Constitution of Capital: Essays on Volume I of Marx’s Capital (with Nicola Tayor). He is a member of the International Symposium on Marxian Theory.

ROBERTO FINESCHI studied Philosophy and Political Economy in Siena, Berlin and Palermo. He won the Rjazanov-Prize for young scholars for the most valuable research in Marxian Theory. He has published three books: Ripartire da Marx, Marx e Hegel and Un nuovo Marx and several essays in English, French, German, Italian and Japanese. He is editor of a new Italian edition of Capital: Book I, after the new critical edition. He is a member of the editorial board of the Italian Marx and Engels Collected Works and the International Symposium on Marxian Theory.

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas is at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

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