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Marx's Capital and Hegel's Logic
A Reexamination
Marxist economists and philosophers debate the impact of Hegel on Marx, and the insights gained by reading Hegel through Marx.
This book provides a wide-ranging and in-depth reappraisal of the relation between Marx’s economic theory in Capital and Hegel’s Logic by leading Marxian economists and philosophers from around the world. The subjects dealt with include: systematic dialectics, the New Dialectics, materialism vs. idealism, Marx’s ‘inversion’ of Hegel, Hegel’s Concept logic (universality-particularity-singularity), Hegel’s Essence logic (essence-appearance), Marx’s levels of abstraction of capital in general and competition, and capital as Hegelian Subject.

Originally presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the International Symposium on Marxian Theory in August 2011, the papers in this volume feature contributions from economists and philosophers.

Contributors include Chris Arthur, Riccardo Bellofiore, Roberto Fineschi, Gastón Caligaris, Igor Hanzel, Juan Iñigo Carrera, Mark Meaney, Fred Moseley, Patrick Murray, Geert Reuten, Mario Robles, Tony Smith, and Guido Starosta
  • “The older debates about Marx’s Hegelianism were generally conducted under the sign of idealism and its denunciation; today probably it is vitalism that is the more significant issue. But in the newer Marxian investigations, Hegel’s Logic is grasped as a theoretical anticipation of the complex and dialectical forms taken by capital itself. This is the sense in which, retroactively, Hegel is reread through Marx and not the other way round. As one of these contributors puts it, Hegel becomes an appropriate reference because it is capital itself which is ‘idealistic’. At any rate, this stimulating volume offers a rich sampling of the newer approach and the insights it provides to Marx himself.”
    —Prof. Fredric Jameson, Duke University

Other books Edited by Fred Moseley and Tony Smith

  • Money and Totality

    Correcting a longstanding misinterpretation, Moseley argues that there is no ‘transformation problem’ in Marx’s economic theory.
  • Globalization

    A systemic account of capitalist globalization, and an elaboration of a socialist alternative.