By David Harvey
“My objective is to get you to learn a e-book via Karl Marx known as Capital, quantity 1, and to learn it on Marx’s personal terms…”
The largest monetary trouble because the nice melancholy has generated a surge of curiosity in Marx’s paintings within the attempt to appreciate the origins of our present concern. for almost 40 years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, changing into one of many world’s so much most efficient Marx scholars.
Based on his contemporary lectures, this present quantity goals to deliver this intensity of studying to a broader viewers, guiding first-time readers via a desirable and deeply worthwhile textual content. A significant other to Marx’s Capital bargains clean, unique and occasionally serious interpretations of a ebook that modified the process background and, as Harvey intimates, might accomplish that again.
David Harvey’s video lecture direction are available right here: davidharvey.org/reading-capital/
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Elliott, Althusser: The Detour of Theory (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009, 2nd edn), W. 30 Montag, Louis Althusser (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); for Lacan, see L. Chiesa, Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007), E. Pluth, Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan’s Theory of the Subject (New York: SUNY Press, 2008); for Bachelard, see M. Tiles, Bachelard: Science and Objectivity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985); for Badiou, see P.
On Miller’s reading then, Frege leans heavily on the self-identity of the concept to ground his number theory. It is the concept’s identity with itself that allows for its substitutability and for the generation of number thereafter. But how, Miller asks, is the self-identical as such to be grounded, if we necessarily disallow any empirical reference? The only way in which, without an empirical reference, the concept of self-identity can be secured, and thus the construction of number allowed, is via the invocation of nonidentity.
Pluth, Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan’s Theory of the Subject (New York: SUNY Press, 2008); for Bachelard, see M. Tiles, Bachelard: Science and Objectivity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985); for Badiou, see P. Hallward, Badiou: A Subject to Truth (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003), S. Press, 2008); for Jacques-Alain Miller, see N. Floury, Le reel insensé: Introduction á la pensée de Jacques-Alain Miller (Paris: Éditions Germina, 2010); this is only a small sample of the relevant texts available.