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Marx’s Capital
An Unfinishable Project?

When he died, Marx left his opus Capital unfinished. But how incomplete was the project? This volume offers the first comprehensive answer.

For almost 150 years, scholars have been debating how to interpret Marx’s seminal work Capital while they had access to just some of Marx’s economic manuscripts. This changed in 2013 with the publication of all the known economic writings of Marx and Engels in the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA). One can now reconstruct the lines of intellectual development, and one can also explore in detail how Friedrich Engels went about compiling volumes II and III of Capital from the vast legacy of manuscripts that Marx left behind after his death in 1883. It should be possible, now, to develop a more comprehensive and accurate picture of Marx as an economic theoretician. This volume of essays aims to initiate this process.

Contributors are: Christopher J. Arthur, Matthias Bohlender, Timm Graßmann, Jorge Grespan, Gerald Hubmann, Heinz D. Kurz, Marcel van der Linden, Kenji Mori, Fred Moseley, Lucia Pradella, Geert Reuten, Regina Roth, and Carl-Erich Vollgraf.

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Other books Edited by Gerald Hubmann and Marcel van der Linden

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Other books of interest

  • Marx's Capital Illustrated

    This beginners guide to Capital illustrates the key concepts, humour, and immense vitality to be enjoyed in Marx's great work.
  • Marx's Capital and Hegel's Logic

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    Marxist economists and philosophers debate the impact of Hegel on Marx, and the insights gained by reading Hegel through Marx.
  • A Reader's Guide to Marx's Capital

    Marx’s groundbreaking analysis of capitalism retains its relevance today. This book guides readers as they grapple with Marx’s masterpiece, Capital.

  • Responses to Marx's Capital

    The essential collection of early documents—most translated for the first time—responding to Karl Marx’s Capital

  • Theory as Critique

    Theory as Critique argues that the key to understanding Marx’s Capital lies in viewing it as a critique of economic theory.