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office : 410 Decio tel : 1-6434 email : [email protected] hours : Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm & by appointment web: http:// The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of Marxian economic theory, which is often referred to as the Marxian "critique of political economy." This critique is aimed at mainstream economics (both neoclassical and Keynesian) and at the economic and social system celebrated by mainstream economists. Most of the assigned readings are from Karl Marx's Capital , volume 1. This volume provides the initial steps of Marxian "value theory"—the conceptual means in and through which Marx and later Marxists have elaborated both the radical differences of their method from that of mainstream economics and their particular analysis of capitalism. It is crucial to understand the Marxian critique of political economy in a larger context. Therefore, we will examine and discuss the history of capitalism and the development of Marxian thought prior to the composition of Capital . Finally, we will read and analyze selections from volumes 2 and 3 of Capital , in which Marx
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  • Spring '14
  • DennisJ.Goldford

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