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A Guide to Marxian Political Economy

What Kind of a Social System Is Capitalism?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. The Process of Production of Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 51-134
    3. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 135-159
    4. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 161-168
    5. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 169-189
    6. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 203-210
    7. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 211-224
    8. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 225-235
    9. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 253-277
  3. The Process of the Circulation of Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 281-296
    3. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 297-304
  4. Various Forms of the Total Process of Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 345-357
    3. Teinosuke Otani
      Pages 359-379

About this book


This textbook offers a comprehensive guide to the systematic structure of capitalism, while at the same time introducing readers to all three volumes of Marx’s Capital. Based on his extensive expertise on Marx’s critique of political economy, the author reveals the specific structure of production in capitalist societies and explicates what sets this system apart from other modes of production. Marx’s political economy is explained in a systematic and easy-to-understand manner, using numerous illustrative diagrams to complement the text. This textbook will appeal to all students and scholars looking for a more comprehensive, systematic and theoretical explanation of capitalism, equipping them with a solid theoretical understanding of its core structure. 


Capitalism Political economy Calssical political economy Marxian political economy Karl Marx History of economic thought Dialectics Socialism Historical materialism Capitalist mode of production

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.TokyoJapan

About the authors

Teinosuke Otani, Professor Emeritus of economics at Hose University, Tokyo, is the author of Marx’s Theory of Association and Marx’s theory of Interest-bearing Capital (in Japanese). He is also a member of the editorial committee of the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA). He was President of the Japan Society of Political Economy, a Japanese scholarly organization that boasts of just under 1,000 members. 

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