Beyond Capital pp 125-140 | Cite as

Beyond Capital?

  • Michael A. Lebowitz


There is a familiar tale told by some Marxists — capitalism will come to an end when it no longer permits the development of productive forces. As described by G.A. Cohen in his book, Karl Marxs Theory of History: A Defence, the thesis of ‘the primacy of productive forces’ proposes that the existence of a set of productive relations is explained by the level of development of the productive forces and that a new set of relations of production emerges when the old set ‘fetters’ the productive forces.2


Political Economy Productive Force Individual Worker Capitalist Production Material Force 
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© Michael A. Lebowitz 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Lebowitz
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  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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