TheGrundrisse Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy by Marx, Karl ( Author ) ON Apr-29-1993, Paperback

TheGrundrisse Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy by Marx, Karl ( Author ) ON Apr-29-1993, Paperback - Marx, Karl - Penguin Books Ltd

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By Meghan (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 20, 2011
The Grundrisse was a forerunner for Marx's more famous texts. It still contains rough edges, but it begins the intricate process of treating money as a social relation, exposing the contradictions between these social relationships, and setting the results of this treatment into a historical pers... ...more
By Joe (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 03, 2011

The early Marx was always more interesting to me then the later Marx. This is the Marx that was still a radical philosophical anthropologist -and not an exponent of a System- in search of the animal Man. If there are only two interesting lines of descent (a large exaggeration, I know) in... ...more
By Myka (The United States) · ★★★★★ · May 08, 2008
sort of like a mixture of an economics textbook, a rollicking leninist speech to the commintern and james joyce's "finnean's wake." ...more
By Danny (Perth, 08, Australia) · ★★★★★ · January 01, 2015
Essential pre-Capital reading. ...more
By Mitch (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 27, 2008
This is such a challenging work (I read it in conjunction with Antonio Negri's Marx Beyond Marx, which added a lot) because it is literally where Marx worked out his ideas. It can be read without resorting to ideology, and should be if you want to explore this extraordinary mind at work. He's wro... ...more
By John (Ithaca, NY) · ★★★★☆ · February 27, 2011
Not for the politically-economic faint-of-heart. Useful for getting a deeper sense of how Marx puts ideas together and seeing his political-economic theory's base as he lays out the essentials he would elaborate in DAS KAPITAL. Really for hardcore Marxists, historians of ideas, and political theo... ...more
By Grant (Christchurch, E9, New Zealand) · ★★★☆☆ · January 10, 2013
I think I probably understood 10-15% of it since as soon as he launnched into those algebraic type formulas my eyes just glazed over. The best bits the more Hegelian ones IMO. Now keen to return to Postones' Time Labour and Social Domination ready to appreciate it in more depth. ...more
By Victoria (New York, NY) · ★★★★★ · May 02, 2014
Obviously a thorough critique of political economy... Reviewing this seems pointless. Marx's notebooks reveal a highly useful analysis. You won't be able to un-know this book's concepts once you read it; illuminating, verbose, and sassy--as usual. ...more
By Dietcokedick (The United States) · February 11, 2009
I'm not actually READING all this any time soon, I just have a copy for reference because there's some pretty good quotes in here. ...more
By Lundriguez (Brooklyn, NY) · ★★★★★ · March 19, 2014
I only read the introduction. It's fantastic. Every page is quotable. ...more