Das Kapital

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Noun1.Das Kapital - a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
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Later chapters consider structuralism and the critique of political economy, Kiarostami and capitalism, and FoucaultAEs neoliberal post-Marxism.
Jukka Grunow, On the Formation of Marxism: Karl Kautsky's Theory of Capitalism, the Marxism of the Second International and Karl Marx's Critique of Political Economy (Leiden: Brill, 2016)
The critique of political economy, we sometimes forget, is the subtitle of Capital.
How revolutionary conflict assumes religious forms is eloquently explained by Marx in his famous 'Preface to a Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy.' In studying the period of revolution, he writes, 'it is always necessary to distinguish between the material transformation of the economic conditions of production, which can be determined with the precision of natural science, and the legal, political, religious, artistic or philosophic-in short, ideological forms in which men become conscious of this conflict and fight it out.'
The recognition that abstractions achieve a practical truth forms the basis for Marx's theorisation of abstract labour as "socially necessary labour time" and for the distinction he makes between concrete and abstract labour elsewhere in his critique of political economy (Marx, 1976 [1867], page 142).
Wayne Price, The Value of Radical Theory: An Anarchist Introduction to Marx's Critique of Political Economy
Translation: Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy (London: Penguin, 1993).
Topics explored include Popper's criticism of Marx's scientific socialism and extrapolation of scientific laws in history, elements of Marx's post-capitalist vision and critique of political economy that Popper did not fully address, the Hegelian roots of right-wing totalitarianism and Popper's attack of them in his Open Society and Its Enemies, how Popper's antipositivist epistemology informed his appreciation for sociological and historical insights, the moral disintegrity of an increasingly "abstract" society, misrepresentations by Popper's critics like Adorno and Habermas, Socratic interrogation of democracy and politics as an open science, Popper's commitment to the rule of law, and cosmopolitan human rights.
However, readers looking for a more concrete political criticism need to turn to his other works, such as For a New Critique of Political Economy or the multi-volume work The Decadence of Industrial Democracies.
Despite the fact that only a relatively small portion of this is translated, works such as the three translated volumes of Technics and Time (1998-2010), Acting Out (2009), For a New Critique of Political Economy (2010) and (with Jacques Derrida) Echographies oof Television (2002) have already created significant interest in his work in Anglophone cultural studies, media studies and philosophy.
Whereas political philosopher Nancy Fraser, in her compelling 2009 New Left Review essay "Feminism, Capitalism, and the Cunning of History," (2) took feminist cultural critics to task for transforming feminism into "a variant of identity politics" by "overextend[ing] the critique of culture, while downplaying the critique of political economy" (108), this volume demonstrates that, on the contrary, feminist cultural theory and practices do real and important social work.
Using the Watts and the Rodney King beating inspired urban rebellions in Los Angeles to frame his analysis, Turner examines the "fundamental contradictions in the political economy of the U.S., from 1965 to 1992" to explain "both the revolutionary and retrogressive phenomena that have made our age such a troubling interregnum." In "Toward a Black Radical Critique of Political Economy," Turner locates radical black worker struggles at the center of his analysis.