The Fetishizing Subject of Marx's Capital

Knafo, Samuel (2002) The Fetishizing Subject of Marx's Capital. Capital and Class (76). pp. 145-175. ISSN 0309-8168

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This article criticises economic approaches to Capital which attempt to deWne the logic of capital in abstraction of concrete historical developments. By neglecting subjectivity and agency in their arguments, it is argued, these approaches are conWned to a formal understanding which can never be reconciled with historical developments. To escape this problem, the article turns to Hegel's dialectic in order to overcome the subject/object dualism implied in economic approaches. It Wnally examines the opening chapter on value and fetishism in Capital in order to show how Capital displays this Hegelian historicist sensitivity.

Item Type: Article
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Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:52
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