For almost 150 years, scholars have been debating how to interpret Marx’s seminal work
Capital while they had access to just some of Marx’s economic manuscripts. This changed in 2013 with the publication of all the known economic writings of Marx and Engels in the
Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA). One can now reconstruct the lines of intellectual development, and one can also explore in detail how Friedrich Engels went about compiling volumes II and III of
Capital from the vast legacy of manuscripts that Marx left behind after his death in 1883. It should be possible, now, to develop a more comprehensive and accurate picture of Marx as an economic theoretician. This volume of essays aims to initiate this process.
Contributors are: Christopher J. Arthur, Matthias Bohlender, Timm Graßmann, Jorge Grespan, Gerald Hubmann, Heinz D. Kurz, Marcel van der Linden, Kenji Mori, Fred Moseley, Lucia Pradella, Geert Reuten, Regina Roth, and Carl-Erich Vollgraf.
Marcel van der Linden (1952) is Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. He is also a board member of the Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung (IMES), and co-responsible for the publication of the
Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA).
Gerald Hubmann (1962) is Secretary of the Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung (IMES), and coordinator and leading editor of the
Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.
Table of contents
List of Tables and Figures Notes on Contributors
Introduction Marcel van der Linden and Gerald Hubmann
Editing the legacy: Friedrich Engels and Marx’s Capital Regina Roth
About the beginning and end of capitalism. Observations on the consequences possibly derived from the discoveries of MEGA² Jorge Grespan
Marx’s further work on Capital after publishing Volume 1: on the completion of Part II of the MEGA² Carl-Erich Vollgraf
Marx after the MEGA² edition: a comment Heinz D. Kurz
The development of Marx’s theory of the falling rate of profit in the four drafts of Capital Fred Moseley
Did Marx relinquish his concept of capital’s historical dynamic? A comment on Fred Moseley Timm Graßmann
The redundant transformation to prices of production: a Marx-immanent critique and reconstruction Geert Reuten
Comment on Geert Reuten Christopher J. Arthur
Karl Marx’s Books of Crisis and the concept of double crisis: A Ricardian Legacy Kenji Mori
Marx meets Manchester. The Manchester Notebooks as a starting point of an unfinish(ed)able project? Matthias Bohlender
Marx’s itineraries to Capital: on Matthias Bohlender’s ‘Marx meets Manchester’ Lucia Pradella
All interested in Marx’s critique of political economy.