1st Edition

Marx at 200 New Developments on Karl Marx’s Thought and Writings

Edited By Gilbert Faccarello, Heinz D. Kurz Copyright 2020
    558 Pages
    by Routledge

    558 Pages
    by Routledge

    The book provides new vistas on Karl Marx’s political economy, philosophy and politics on the occasion of his 200th birthday.

    Often using hitherto unknown material from the recently published Marx- Engels Gesamtausgabe (the MEGA2 edition), the contributions throw new light on Marx’s works and activities, the sources he used and the discussions he had, correcting received opinions on his doctrines. The themes dealt with include Marx’s concepts of alienation and commodity fetishism, the labour theory of value and the theory of exploitation, Marx’s studies of capital accumulation and economic growth and his analysis of economic crises and of the labour contract. Novel developments in the reception of his works in France and the UK conclude the volume.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

    1. ‘Marx at 200’: introductory remarks
    Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz D. Kurz
    The formative years
    2. Not a man of solid principles. The relevance of Edgar Bauer’s polemical portrait of Karl Marx in his 1843 novel Es leben feste Grundsätze!
    Herbert De Vriese
    3. “Alienation” and critique in Marx’s manuscripts of 1857–58 (“Grundrisse”)
    Zacharias Zoubir
    4. Error or absurdity? A non-cognitive approach to commodity fetishism
    David Andrews
    Around the new MEGA
    5. Concepts in examining the legacy of Karl Marx
    Regina Roth
    6. Will the MEGA2 edition be a watershed in interpreting Marx?
    Heinz D. Kurz
    7. Re-examining the authorship of the Feuerbach chapter in The German Ideology on the basis of a hypothesis of dictation
    Izumi Omura
    8. Marx, primitive accumulation, and the impact of Sismondi
    Nicolas Eyguesier
    9. Marx’s reproduction schemes and multi-sector growth models
    Christian Gehrke
    10. New aspects of Marx’s economic theory in MEGA: Marx’s original six-sector model
    Kenji Mori
    11. The Books of Crisis and Tooke-Newmarch excerpts: a new aspect of Marx’s crisis theory in MEGA
    Kenji Mori
    12. Marx on rent: new insights from the new MEGA
    Susumu Takenaga
    Analytical developments
    13. Is Marx’s absolute rent due to a monopoly price?
    Saverio Maria Fratini
    14. Use values and exchange values in Marx’ extended reproduction schemes
    Carlo Benetti, Alain Béraud, Edith Klimovsky and Antoine Rebeyrol
    15. James Steuart and the making of Karl Marx’s monetary thought
    Rebeca Gomez Betancourt and Matari Pierre Manigat
    16. Labour values and energy values: some developments on the common substance of value since 1867
    Wilfried Parys
    17. The employment contract with externalized costs: the avatars of Marxian exploitation
    Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira and Ragip Ege
    18. Marx and Kalecki on aggregate instability and class struggle
    Michaël Assous and Antonin Pottier
    19. Searching for New Jerusalems: P.H. Wicksteed’s “Jevonian” critique of Marx’s Capital
    Michael V. White
    20. The reception of Marx in France: La Revue Socialiste (1885–1914)
    Michel Bellet


    Gilbert Faccarello is Professor at the University of Paris II Panthéon- Assas, France, a founding editor of The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and co- Editor of the Routledge Historical Resources site devoted to the history of economic thought.

    Heinz D. Kurz is Professor Emeritus at the Graz Schumpeter Centre, Austria, a founding editor of The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and, together with Gilbert Faccarello, co- Editor of the Routledge Historical Resources site on the history of economic thought.