Marx's Capital and Capitalism Today Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 52
Routledge – 2010 – 348 pages
This volume is concerned with the re-evaluation and criticism of Capital itself. It is in three parts, each covering a specific area of Marxist theory. The first part contains an investigation into Marx’s theory of value and considers the types of questions and modes of analysis to which this theory leads. In the second part the nature and implications of necessary economic ‘laws of tendency’ in the capitalist mode of production are covered. Finally there is an analysis of the role of class structure and economic agents in Marxist theory.
Part 1: Value 1. Value, Exploitation and Profit 2. Böhm-Bawerk and Hilferding 3 I I Rubin-Essays on Marx’s Theory of Value. Appendix The Problem of "Reproduction " in Capital. Part 2: Capital and Laws of Tendency 4. Epistemology, Causality and Laws of Tendency 5. The Contradictory Combination of the Forces and Relations of Production 6. The Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Decline Part 3: Classes and the Structure of the Social Formation 7. Classical Marxism 8. Determination in the Last Instance 9. Mode of Production, Social Formation, Classes 10. Possession of and Separation from the Means of Production 11. Agents and Social Relations 12. Economic Class-Relations and the Organisation of Production 13. Conclusion