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Vitaly Vygodsky

Vitaly Vygodsky23 December 1928 - 8 May 1998BiographyBased on a memorandum prepared for the Российская Экономическая Академия by Svetlana Masunina using a Биографический очерк [Biographical Sketch] written by Ludmila Vasina. Ludmila Vasina also prepared this Библиография [Bibliography] of Vygodsky's writings. Dr Vasina is a staff member of the Russian State Archive of the Social and Political History (RGASPI), Head of the MEGA-Team at RGASPI.MIA is very grateful for Dr Vasina's help with this project.When Vitaly Solomonovich Vygodsky graduated from high school in 1946 with a silver medal, the teacher pointed out his obvious mathematical skills and his future seemed to be in theoretical mathematics. But things turned out differently. He joined the Physics Department of Moscow State University, studied there three years, but when it came to the practical exercises in the lab, realized that physics was not his vocation. Subsequently, he used to joke that he had two left hands. …

Sebastiano Timpanaro

Timpanaro, Sebastiano (1923-2000)By training a classical philologist, he was long active on the Italian left, in the Socialist Party, the PSIUP and the PUPC. In his work he insisted on the importance of materialism as a constitutive element of Marxism, and worked to reconcile materialism of Lucretius, and the pessimism of the 19th century Italian writer Giacomo Leopardi with Marxism. His most important books were “On Materialism” (1970) and the brilliant critique of Freud, “The Freudian Slip” (1974).See Sebastiano Timpanaro Archive.

Roberto Fineschi, I quattro livelli di astrazione del concetto marxiano di capitale

Roberto Fineschi, I quattro livelli di astrazione del concetto marxiano di capitale, in Marx in questione. Il dibattito "aperto" dell'International Symposium on Marxian Theory, a cura di R. Bellofiore e R. Fineschi, Napoli, La città del sole, 2009, pp. 279ss.


Marx in questione. Il dibattito "aperto" dell'International Symposium on Marxian Theory, a cura di R. Bello...

Michael Krätke, Jenseits des Kapitalismus – oder wo die kapitalistische Entwicklung über sich hinausweist.

L'ospite ingrato. Rivista on line del Centro studi Franco Fortini. "La merce" di Roberto Fineschi

L'ospite ingrato. Rivista on line del Centro studi Franco Fortini. "La merce" di Roberto Fineschi


La merce

Roberto Fineschi

Il concetto di merce è la chiave della teoria marxiana del “capitale”. La sua complessa definizione implica una serie di nozioni di carattere filosofico ed economico che trovano poi pieno sviluppo nello svolgimento della teoria nella sua interezza. Essa è, infatti, detta “forma economica cellulare”.
La merce è unità immediata di valore d’uso e valore. Essa è, dunque, da una parte un oggetto utile, caratteristica che non la distingue dal più generico “prodotto”, in quanto l’utilità è presupposto comune a qualunque forma del risultato del processo lavorativo – il prodotto – in qualsiasi forma di organizzazione della riproduzione umana. Questo è il suo “contenuto materiale”, condizione necessaria ma non sufficiente alla definizione di merce.
L’indistinzione di prodotto e merce, ovvero di produzione in genere e forme storicamente determinate di essa, è …

Nikolai Bukharin, Imperialism and the Accumulation of Capital

http://www.marxists.org/archive/bukharin/works/1924/impacck/index.htmImperialism and the Accumulation of CapitalWritten: 1924;
First Published: 'Der Imperialismus und die Akkumulation des Kapitals',Unter dem Banner des Marxismus, Vienna/Berlin, 1925-6, Vol II.
Source: Rosa Luxemburg and Nikolai Bukharin Imperialism and the Accumulation of capital. Edited with an Introduction by Kenneth J. Tarbuck. (Allen Lane The Penguin Press, London, 1972), pp 151-270.
Translated: (from the German) by Rudolf Wichmann;
Transcription/Markup: Steve Palmer;
Copyright: Kenneth J. Tarbuck and Rudolf Wichmann 1972;
Notes: Notes by the editor and translator appear [thus]. MIA notes appear {thus}.
Introductory essay: "Imperialism and the Accumulation of Capital" by David Yaffe. Contents: 1. Expanded Reproduction in an Abstract Capitalist Society 2. Money and Expanded Reproduction 3. The General Theory of the Market, and Crises! 4. The Economic Roots of Imperialism 5. The Theory of Capitalist Collapse 6. 

Nikolai Bukharin Historical Materialism A System of Sociology

http://www.marxists.org/archive/bukharin/works/1921/histmat/index.htmNikolai BukharinHistorical MaterialismA System of SociologyWritten: 1921
Source: Nikolai Bukharin "Historical Materialism", International Publishers, 1925
Online Version: Marxists Internet Archive (marxists.org) 2002
Transcribed by: Edward Crawford
Markup:Mathias Bismo
Following the author's plan in the Russian edition, the material in the original book was printed in two different sizes of type. The general discussion covering the entire field appears in larger type, and may be read without reference to the matter in smaller type. More detailed elucidations of certain subjects including additional references were printed in smaller type for the use of the advanced student and reader. Introduction - The Practical Importance of the Social Sciences a. The Social Sciences and the Demands of the Struggle of the Working Class
b. The Bourgeoise and the Social Sciences
c. The Class Character of the Social Sciences
d.…