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Beyond Capital has 22 ratings and 3 reviews. Chelsea said: At about one thousand pages, it can feel like Meszaros was convinced that each sentence was a. Beyond Capital Toward a Theory of Transition. István Mészáros. (). Like. Recommend. Bookmark. Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it). István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical In this respect, Mészáros’s Beyond Capital stood out, as Daniel Singer.

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Among these were comprehending the much deeper relation between the Hegelian and Marxian philosophical traditions that these works made evident. Andrew marked it as to-read Jul 27, To which Joel Kovell adds.

In the Soviet Union, in contrast, the state remained in charge, standing in for the collective capitalist. Gabriella rated it liked it Apr 13, B Alienated means of production. Marxist philosopher, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex. At about one thousand pages, it can feel like Meszaros was convinced that each sentence was a literal and not a literary blow to the capitalist system.

Beyond Capital: Toward a Theory of Transition

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It was this recognition that lay behind the extraordinary importance that Hegel gave to the concept of alienation in his philosophy. It is also true that they do not know how.

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Beyond Capital Toward a Theory of Transition

Urban Crow added it Jan 02, Clara marked it as to-read Jul 10, The particular socioeconomic reproductive units of capital taken separately are not only not capable of spontaneous coordination and totalization but diametrically opposed to it if allowed to follow their disruptive course.

Towards a Theory of Transition Ian “Marvin” Graye marked it as to-read Apr 04, While it is generally true that they do not want to fight.

Paul Lenart rated it really liked it Nov 15, Damien marked it as to-read Jul 23, This necessitates that the socialist jeszaros be rooted in its own organic microcosms.

Particularly useful for me is his discussion of what he sees as the absolute limits of capital, one of which is the women’s movement that have exposed the unfulfilled and unfulfillable promise of the capitalist system. Anton Cebalo marked it as to-read Mar 06, The Bolshevik Revolution was thus only partial and ultimately self-contradictory. The capital system in general is thus a system based fundamentally on the alienation of labor, rooted in the systematic expropriation of human powers and the estrangement of human needs.

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The result is the rise of a financially fragile, debt-ridden system, one characterized by the highest levels of inequality that the world has ever seen. A new horizontal division of labor needs to be accompanied by the self-organized coordination of labor in society as a whole, and by the collective determination of needs.


Hampus marked it as to-read Feb 20, iwtvan They do, however, know how to disorganize job actions Hormel, Detroit Newspapers, Caterpillar, etc. The socialist project must be equally comprehensive.

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And their obvious willingness to call the police for assistance should be proof enough. Viewing the capital system as the embodiment of the logic of capital emerging out of the capital-labor dialectic has three major implications for the theory of the transition to socialism often istvna if the focus is on capitalism as an institutional order:. Return to Book Page.

So Meszaros offers a deepened grasp of what has been done and what is up. But even then the movement must proceed toward its positive goal—for which bbeyond, socialist education is necessary—of going beyond the state and its top-down structures of control, and effecting a general social transformation, aimed at the creation of alternative structures of control rooted in new, socialist socioeconomic microcosms.

Tom marked it as to-read Jul 23,