Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism - Peter Hudis

In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism and does not contain a detailed or coherent conception of its alternative, this book shows, through an analysis of his published and unpublished writings, that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that informed his critique of value production, alienated labor and capitalist accumulation.

Submitted by Craftwork on October 6, 2016

In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism and does not contain a detailed or coherent conception of its alternative, this book shows, through an analysis of his published and unpublished writings, that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that informed his critique of value production, alienated labor and capitalist accumulation. Instead of focusing on the present with only a passing reference to the future, Marx's emphasis on capitalism's tendency towards dissolution is rooted in a specific conception of what should replace it. In critically re-examining that conception, this book addresses the quest for an alternative to capitalism that has taken on increased importance today.

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klas batalo

5 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by klas batalo on June 15, 2018

this might be of interest:

https://ecommons.luc.edu/luc_diss/204/

adri

4 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by adri on October 28, 2019

Anyone read this? I saw Hudis did an ama thing on reddit where some his responses looked promising, at least in rejecting social democracy, Sanders as socialist, Leninism, etc.