Value Theory

  • Simon Mohun


In 1859, Marx, sketching his intellectual autobiography, remarked that in his critique of Hegelian philosophy fifteen years or so earlier, he had concluded that

legal relations as well as forms of state are to be grasped neither from themselves nor from the so-called general development of the human mind, but rather have their roots in the material conditions of life, the sum total of which Hegel … combines under the name of ‘civil society’, that however the anatomy of civil society is to be sought in political economy. (Marx and Engels, 1950, vol. 1, p. 328)


Political Economy Capitalist Society Surplus Labour Transformation Problem Labour Theory 
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