Reading Capital - Class

Reading Marx’s Capital Volume I with David Harvey A close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures by Professor David Harvey. Links to the complete cours…

David Harvey - February 16, 2009
Class 1 - Introduction
"You have to struggle, always, with understanding something."
"Take radically different knowledge blocks, rub them together, and get revolutionary fire"
To create a new system of knowledge, have to reshape whole conceptual apparatus.
3 conceptual blocks rubbed together in capital: - Political economy (18th - 19th century mainly English political economy) - Locke, Hobbes, Adam Smith, etc. * Deconstructed arguments in "Surplus Value" #ToRead - German Classical Critical Philosophy (stretches back to Greeks) (Kant, Hegel, Etc.) - Utopian Socialist Tradition (primarily French) - bit frustrated with works