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Loyola University Chicago

2011

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Marx's Concept Of The Transcendence Of Value Production, Peter Hudis Jan 2011

Marx's Concept Of The Transcendence Of Value Production, Peter Hudis

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Although the literature produced on Marx's philosophic contribution over the past 100 years is immense, most of it has focused on his analysis of the economic and political structure of capitalism, the "materialist conception of history," and his critique of value production. There has been very little discussion or analysis, however, of his conception of what constitutes an alternative to capitalism. One reason for this is that it has long been assumed that Marx's disdain for utopian socialists and his strictures against inventing "blueprints about the future" meant that his work does not address the possible content of ...