By David Harvey
“My objective is to get you to learn a booklet via Karl Marx referred to as Capital, quantity 1, and to learn it on Marx’s personal terms…”
The largest monetary situation because the nice melancholy has generated a surge of curiosity in Marx’s paintings within the attempt to appreciate the origins of our present problem. for almost 40 years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, changing into one of many world’s such a lot optimal Marx scholars.
Based on his contemporary lectures, this present quantity goals to carry this intensity of studying to a broader viewers, guiding first-time readers via a desirable and deeply worthwhile textual content. A better half to Marx’s Capital deals clean, unique and infrequently severe interpretations of a booklet that modified the process background and, as Harvey intimates, may perhaps achieve this again.
David Harvey’s video lecture path are available the following: davidharvey.org/reading-capital/
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The eternal condition of human life is that we have to interact with nature to meet our daily needs and this interaction often involves specific skills that Allen T02031 01 text 26 04/04/2011 09:23 A for Profit Society 27 transform the objects we extract from nature. The skills of a carpenter are on display in furniture whereas those of a tailor appear in clothes. Marx refers to this as concrete labour. Abstract labour, however, refers to quantitative measurement of human labour for the purposes of exchange.
Access to education, the treatment of illness, even engineering projects are organised against a background of class privilege. One piece of research, for example, suggested that civil engineers often deny there is any general public interest in the large projects they are constructing. 42 Alienation from other people, however, means more than simply class antagonism because the social nature of human beings is linked to productive activity.
This elementary labour theory of value was accepted by the classical economists Adam Smith and David Ricardo. 17 Marx, however, took the matter further by introducing a number of qualifications. First, the labour involved is abstract labour. The eternal condition of human life is that we have to interact with nature to meet our daily needs and this interaction often involves specific skills that Allen T02031 01 text 26 04/04/2011 09:23 A for Profit Society 27 transform the objects we extract from nature.
A Companion to Marx's Capital by David Harvey