Author: Christopher J. Arthur
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
View: 8032This book both argues for, and demonstrates, a new turn to dialectic. Marxs Capital was clearly influenced by Hegels 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 Marxs great work, while going beyond it in many respects.This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details"