Knowing capital today. Using Capital critically

Volume I: The commodity, that is, free consciousness as the form of alienated consciousness.


TAPA COnocer el capital

Conocer el capital hoy. Usar crísticamente El Capital.

Volumen I. La mercancía, o la conciencia libre como forma de la conciencia enajenada


ISBN 978-950-793-066-9
Imago Mundi
Buenos Aires, 2007




Preface and chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 are available in English. Translation by Leonardo Kosloff

 

Table of contents

Preface
  1. The question
  2. Cognition and recognition
Part I. The commodity or the simplest form of alienated consciousness
Chapter 1. The reason for being of value or price according to political economy. (pdf)
Chapter 2. The commodity as social relation
  1. The starting point of the Critique of Political Economy: The social specificity of the commodity
  2. The source of value of commodities
  3. The form of value
  4. The unity of the process of social metabolism established through the form of value of the product of social labor performed in a private manner

 

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Chapter 3. The consciousness of commodity producers, i.e., the free consciousness that is the concrete form of alienated consciousness (pdf)
Chapter 4. The naturalization of free consciousness, i.e., commodity fetishism (First part)
(First part)

From the practical consciousness to psychoanalytical theory

  1. The practical consciousness of commodity producers
  2. The scientific consciousness of commodity producers that starts by naturalizing its freedom
  3. Psychoanalytical theory
    • Freud
    • Lacan
Chapter 5. The naturalization of free consciousness, i. e., commodity fetishism (Second part)

(Second part)

Political economy

  1. Classical political economy
  2. Neoclassical economics
  3. Neo-Ricardian political economy
    • Sraffa
Chapter 6. The naturalization of free consciousness, i. e., commodity fetishism (Third part)

(Third part)

Marxist political economy

  1. The Marxist political economy that conceives as being natural that which only belongs in the specific social form taken by human labor in the capitalist mode of production
    • Cockshott y Cottrell
    • Seton
    • Foley
    • Steedman
    • Sweezy
    • Mandel
    • The substitution of the real determination of value by the 'concept of value'
    • The path from the 'concept of value' to the Neoclassical conceptions
    • Analytical Marxism (Roemer)
    • Lange
  2. The Marxist political economy that conceives as a specific social form of the capitalist mode of production that which belongs in the materiality of human labor
    • The USSR Academy of Science
    • From socialist markets to market socialism
    • Shaikh
    • Benetti
    • Elson
    • Murray
    • Postone
    • Rubin
    • 'Value form' Marxism (Reuten)
    • Autonomist Marxism (De Angelis)
    • Holloway
    • Hilferding
  3. From political economy to Marxist philosophy
    • Lukács
Chapter 7. The alienated consciousness that advances in its freedom by knowing itself in its alienation
  1. The alienated consciousness that negates itself as such by knowing itself in its historical specific determination
  2. The alienated consciousness that remains the prisoner of its alienation as the pure critique of the latter, i.e., once again on Marxist philosophy
    • Althusser
    • Sartre
  3. The necessity of the alienated consciousness that advances in its freedom by knowing itself in its alienation
Part II. The critical use of Capital as a guide for the process of recognition
Chapter 8. The commodity
  1. The two factors of a commodity: use value and value (the substance of value and the magnitude of value)
  2. The twofold character of the labor embodied in commodities
  3. The form of value or exchange value The fetishism of commodities and the secret thereof




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