Capital: The Process of Circulation of Capital: 002 (New World Paperbacks)

by Karl Marx

Paperback, 1985


The "forgotten" second volume of Capital, Marx's world-shaking analysis of economics, politics, and history, contains the vital discussion of commodity, the cornerstone to Marx's theories.



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Intl Pub Co Inc (1985)

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LibraryThing member thcson
Volume 2 of Kapital differs quite a bit from volume 1. Whereas Marx's social agenda and political philosophy are evident in volume 1, there is not a trace of it in volume 2. This volume contains instead a heavy package of economic theory by which Marx strives to explain the production and
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reproduction of capital in society. Frankly, I have to say that I found this volume tedious compared to the first one. I don't think there's much material of philosophical interest in this one. On top of that, Marx's theoretical diction is very unappealing - he constantly plays with arbitrary numbers instead of using symbols to represent variables. I think this volume would appeal only to people with a serious interest in Marx's economic thought.
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LibraryThing member RajivC
This book is indeed a very difficult read. I am not an economist, but I am reasonably well educated. I read this book, almost 10 pages at a time, and found it a difficult read. Karl Marx did not write for the general masses. This is clear!

Having said, his level of erudition, the clarity of his
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thought and analytical process shine through on every page. Are the ideas outdated? I would dare say no. A careful analysis of his writings will reveal that many things that her said, definitely are applicable today. To me, this is the genius of his writing.

This volume has been called the 'forgotten' volume of this books. A pity, because there are gems of wisdom to be found here.
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