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Beyond capital : towards a theory of transition

Author: István Mészáros
Publisher: London : Merlin Press ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press International, 1995.
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In only 986 pages, the author exposes a system which can only renew itself at the cost of increasing its problems and can only delay its eventually collapse, showing how philosophers from Locke to  Read more...

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Mészáros, István, 1930-
Beyond capital.
London : Merlin Press ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press International, 1995
(OCoLC)604780998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: István Mészáros
ISBN: 085036454X 9780850364545 0853458812 9780853458814
OCLC Number: 34112307
Description: xxvi, 994 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The shadow of uncontrollability. Breaking the spell of 'universal permanent capital' --
Capital's order of social metabolic reproduction --
Solutions to the uncontrollability of capital as seen from capital's standpoint --
Causality, time, and forms of mediation --
The activation of capital's absolute limits. pt. 2. Historical legacy of the socialist critique 1: the challenge of material and institutional mediations in the orbit of the Russian revolution. The tragedy of Lukacs and the question of alternatives --
From the closed horizon of Hegel's 'world spirit' to predicating the imperative of socialist emancipation --
The limits of 'out-Hegeling Hegel' --
Theory and its institutional setting --
Politics and morality: from history and class consciousness to the present and future of democratization and back to the unwritten ethics --
Marx's unfinished project --
The 'cunning of history' in reverse gear --
How could the state wither away? pt. 3. Structural crisis of the capital system. The production of wealth and the wealth of production --
The decreasing rate of utilization under capitalism --
The decreasing rate of utilization and the capitalist state --
Changing forms of the rule of capital --
Historical actuality of the socialist offensive --
The communal system and the law of value --
The line of least resistance and the socialist alternative. pt. 4. Essays on related issues. The necessity of social control --
Political power and dissent in post-revolutionary societies --
The division of labour and the postcapitalist state --
Radical politics and transition to socialism: reflections on Marx's centenary --
The present crisis --
'Socialismo hoy dia'.
Responsibility: István Mészáros.

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