Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology

From Adam Smith to Max Weber

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Author: Simon Clarke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349218081

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology offers an original interpretation of Marx's critique of political economy as the basis of a critique of modern economics and sociology. The core of the book is an account of Marx's theory of alienated labour as the basis of Marx's work as a whole. The critical implications of this theory are developed through an analysis of the historical development of liberal social theory from political economy to the modern disciplines of economics and sociology.

Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology

From Adam Smith to Max Weber

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Author: Simon Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333548295

Category: Austrian school of economics

Page: 339

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Develops an interpretation of Marx's work as the basis of a critique of both orthodox Marxism and of both modern economics and sociology. The core of this book is an analysis of Marx's theory of alienated labour as the basis of Marx's critique of liberal social theory. This leads to both an original interpretation of Marx's work and to the liberal foundations of the subjects of economics and sociology. This critique is developed through an account of revolution, and of the parallel revolution in sociology carried through by Max Weber. The conclusion relates the critique to the subsequent developments in both Marxism and sociology.

Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology

From Adam Smith to Max Weber

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Author: Simon Clarke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349218081

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology offers an original interpretation of Marx's critique of political economy as the basis of a critique of modern economics and sociology. The core of the book is an account of Marx's theory of alienated labour as the basis of Marx's work as a whole. The critical implications of this theory are developed through an analysis of the historical development of liberal social theory from political economy to the modern disciplines of economics and sociology.

From Political Economy to Economics

Method, the Social and the Historical in the Evolution of Economic Theory

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Author: Dimitris Milonakis,Ben Fine

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415423228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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Shows how economics was once rich, diverse, multidimensional and pluralistic. Details how political economy became economics through the desocialisation and dehistoricisation of the dismal science.

The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory

A Quest for Universalism

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Author: Daniel Chernilo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009804

Category: History

Page: 248

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Daniel Chernilo offers an original reconstruction of the history of universalism in modern social thought from Hobbes to Habermas.

The Making of Modern Economics

The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

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Author: Mark Skousen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317513789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 510

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This book presents a bold, engaging and updated history of economics--the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work, now in its third edition. This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Boxes in each chapter highlight little-known and entertaining facts about the economists' personal lives that had an influence on their work.

Responses to Marx's Capital

From Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich Rubin

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Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004352198

Category: Political Science

Page: 876

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Responses to Marx's Capital: From Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich Rubin is a collection of primary sources, translated from German and Russian, dealing with the reception of the economic works of Karl Marx from the First to the Third International.

Individualism in Modern Thought

From Adam Smith to Hayek

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Author: Lorenzo Infantino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317798317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This book is a comprehensive survey of methodological individualism in social, political and economic thought from the Enlightenment to the 20th century. Exploring the works of such figures as de Mandeville, Smith, Marx, Spencer, Durkheim, Simmel, Weber, Hayek, Popper and Parsons, this study underlines the contrasts between methodological collectivism and methodological individualism. The detailed analysis offered here also reveals the theoretical presuppositions behind the collectivist and individualist traditions and the practical consequences of their applications. Infantino concludes in favour of individualism.

Capital as Power

A Study of Order and Creorder

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Author: Jonathan Nitzan,Shimshon Bichler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134022298

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep crisis: after centuries of debate, they are still unable to tell us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists both think of capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count in universal units of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. But these units are totally fictitious. Nobody has ever been able to observe or measure them, and for a good reason: they don’t exist. Since liberalism and Marxism depend on these non-existing units, their theories hang in suspension. They cannot explain the process that matters most – the accumulation of capital. This book offers a radical alternative. According to the authors, capital is not a narrow economic entity, but a symbolic quantification of power. It has little to do with utility or abstract labour, and it extends far beyond machines and production lines. Capital, the authors claim, represents the organized power of dominant capital groups to reshape – or creorder – their society. Written in simple language, accessible to lay readers and experts alike, the book develops a novel political economy. It takes the reader through the history, assumptions and limitations of mainstream economics and its associated theories of politics. It examines the evolution of Marxist thinking on accumulation and the state. And it articulates an innovative theory of ‘capital as power’ and a new history of the ‘capitalist mode of power’.

The expanding circle

ethics and sociobiology

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Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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Theories of Political Economy

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Author: James A. Caporaso,David P. Levine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521425780

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Examines some of the more important frameworks for understanding the relation between politics and economics. The authors look at classical, Keynesian, Marxian, Neoclassical, state-centred, power-centred, and justice-centred approaches, emphasizing the dif

Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique

Essays in Honor of Nancy Fraser

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Author: Banu Bargu,Chiara Bottici

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319523864

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

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This edited collection examines the relationship between three central terms—capitalism, feminism, and critique—while critically celebrating the work and life of a thinker who has done the most to address this nexus: Nancy Fraser. In honor of her seventieth birthday, and in the spirit of her work in the tradition of critical theory, this collection brings together scholars from different disciplines and theoretical approaches to address this conjunction and evaluate Fraser’s lifelong contributions to theorizing it. Scholars from philosophy, political science, sociology, gender studies, race theory and economics come together to think through the vicissitudes of capitalism and feminism while also responding to different elements of Nancy Fraser’s work, which weaves together a strong feminist standpoint with a vibrant and complex critique of capitalism. Going beyond conventional disciplinary distinctions and narrow debates, all the contributors to this project share a commitment to critically understanding the connection between capitalism, exploitation, and the viable roads for emancipation. They recover insights provided by classical traditions of political and social thought, but they also open new research directions adapted to the global challenges of our time.

The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics

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Author: Ben Fine,Alfredo Saad-Filho,Marco Boffo

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781001227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

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This Companion takes stock of the trajectory, achievements, shortcomings and prospects of Marxist political economy. It reflects the contributors' shared commitment to bringing the methods, theories and concepts of Marx himself to bear across a wide range of topics and perspectives, and it provides a testimony to the continuing purpose and vitality of Marxist political economy. As a whole, this volume analyzes Marxist political economy in three areas: the critique of mainstream economics in all of its versions; the critical presence of Marxist political economy within, and its influence upon, each of the social science disciplines; and, cutting across these, the analysis of specific topics that straddle disciplinary boundaries. Some of the contributions offer an exposition of basic concepts, accessible to the general reader, laying out Marx's own contribution, its significance, and subsequent positions and debates with and within Marxist political economy. The authors offer assessments of historical developments to and within capitalism, and of its current character and prospects. Other chapters adopt a mirror-image approach of pinpointing the conditions of contemporary capitalism as a way of interrogating the continuing salience of Marxist analysis. This volume will inform and inspire a new generation of students and scholars to become familiar with Marxist political economy from an enlightened and unprejudiced position, and to use their knowledge as both a resource and gateway to future study.

Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason

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Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190691484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Prologue -- The visualisation of capital as value in motion -- Capital, the book -- Money as the representation of value -- Anti-value: the theory of devaluation -- Prices without values -- The question of technology -- The space and time of value -- The production of value regimes -- The madness of economic reason -- Coda

Marxist Monetary Theory

Collected Papers

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Author: Costas Lapavitsas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004272712

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The work of Costas Lapavitsas on money and finance develops Marxist monetary theory offering fresh insight into contemporary capitalism. It is fully conversant with the history of political economy, mainstream economic theory and the empirical reality of financialisation.

The Crisis of Global Capitalism

Pope Benedict XVI's Social Encyclical and the Future of Political Economy

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Author: Adrian Pabst

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0227680162

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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The current economic crisis stems from a deeper crisis of cultural imagination and civilisational ethics: here is the starting point of this collection of essays which draw a new political economy facing the crisis of Western civilization. This book gathers together a range of audacious and provocative readings of Caritas in Veritate, the first papal encyclical that addresses issues immediately relevant for politic, economic, and social theory. These readings embody the kind of fruitful dialogue Pope Benedict XVI wanted to generate with his radical discourse for an alternative political economy.

Max Weber and Contemporary Capitalism

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Author: N. Gane

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271183

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

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This book explores the uses and limits of Max Weber's work for thinking sociologically about capitalism today. The books argues that through Weber, a network of concepts can be developed that can frame a sociological analysis of the present.