Reduction, Rationality and Game Theory in Marxian Economics: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Reduction, Rationality and Game Theory in Marxian Economics

1st Edition

By Bruce Philp


160 pages

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Paperback: 9780415406970
pub: 2006-08-01
Hardback: 9780415287654
pub: 2004-10-28

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This book examines the main areas of interest in Marxian economics, paying particular attention to class conflict, analytical Marxism and game theory. Very few books can claim to cover the areas that this book does with such clarity, academic rigour and originality. Its study of game theory and Marxism makes it a particularly unique book that will interest a wider variety of economists and social scientists than would normally be the case.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Methodology of Reduction

3. Marxism and the Foundations of Collective Action

4. Value, Price and Exploitation

5. Marxian Theories of Exploitation and Class

6. Class Conflict and Working Hours

7. Reduction, Rationality and the Rate of Profit

8. Conclusion

About the Author

Bruce Philp is a lecturer in Economics at Nottingham Trent University. He is author of several articles on Marxism and game theory.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory