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Rethinking Capital

Authors: Winfield, Richard Dien

  • Provides a comprehensive theory of capital, showing how capital involves relations of economic freedom that put in jeopardy the very rights in whose exercise they consist
  • Broadens understanding of the ethical dimension of commodity exchange, production, capital accumulation, and competition
  • Offers readers a thorough critique of the three volumes of Marx’ Capital, as well as a positive alternative to the other major schools of modern economics
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This book develops a comprehensive systematic economic theory, conceiving how the dynamic of market relations generates an economy dominated by the competitive process of individual profit-seeking enterprises. The author shows how, contrary to classical political economy and contemporary economics, the theory of capital is an a priori normative account properly belonging to ethics. Exposing and overcoming the limits of the economic conceptions of Hegel and Marx, Rethinking Capital determines how the system of capitals shapes economic freedom, jeopardizing the very rights in whose exercise it consists. Winfield thereby provides the understanding required to guide the private and public interventions with which capitalism can be given a human face.  

About the authors

Richard Dien Winfield is Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia, USA.  He is President of the Society for Systematic Philosophy and past President of both the Hegel Society of America and the Metaphysical Society of America.  His previous eighteen books include Reason and Justice (1988), The Just Economy (1988), Law in Civil Society (1995), Systematic Aesthetics (1995), The Just Family (1998), The Just State: Rethinking Self-Government (2005), Modernity, Religion, and the War on Terror (2007), Hegel and Mind: Rethinking Philosophical Psychology (2010), The Living Mind: From Psyche to Consciousness (2011), Hegel’s Science of Logic: A Critical Rethinking in Thirty Lectures (2012), Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Rethinking in Seventeen Lectures (2013),  Hegel and the Future of Systematic Philosophy (2014), and The Intelligent Mind: On the Origin and Constitution of Discursive Thought (2015).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Winfield, Richard Dien

    Pages 1-10

  • The Elementary Interaction of Commodity Exchange

    Winfield, Richard Dien

    Pages 13-41

  • From Money to Capital

    Winfield, Richard Dien

    Pages 43-69

  • The Immediate Production Process of Capital in General

    Winfield, Richard Dien

    Pages 71-103

  • Value Production

    Winfield, Richard Dien

    Pages 105-127

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39840-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Capital
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39841-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39841-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39840-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 461
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