By Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul
Twelve philosophers, historians, and political philosophers investigate facets of socialism within the context of its contemporary reversals. a few essays learn the ethical and political values that made socialism beautiful to intellectuals, or evaluation even if points of socialism could be preserved, similar to its quest for equality and group. Others learn even if free-market structures must be additional transformed in accordance with ongoing socialist evaluations or attest to the continued validity of socialism via suggesting ways that it could nonetheless have a efficient destiny.
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Luckily, I have been able to draw upon the work of a number of historians of political thought who have mapped some of this background, including: Iggers, The Cult of Authority: The Political Philosophy of the Saint-Simonians; Loubère, Louis Blanc: His Life and His Contribution to the Rise of French Jacobin-Socialism; Harrison, Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America; Garnett, Co-Operation and the Owenite Socialist Communities in Britain, 1825–45; Goodwin, Social Science and Utopia; Taylor, The Political Ideas of the Utopian Socialists; Vincent, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and the Rise of French Republican Socialism; Thompson, The People’s Science; Thompson, The Market and Its Critics; Claeys, Machinery, Money, and the Millennium; Claeys, Citizens and Saints; Pilbeam, French Socialists before Marx; Lattek, Revolutionary Refugees; Pilbeam, Saint-Simonians in Nineteenth-Century France.
Where what he wrote elsewhere seems to buttress or clarify what he wrote in Capital, I will often say so. Where what he wrote elsewhere seems to contradict what he wrote in Capital, I will often try to explain the discrepancy. However, I make no claim to exhaustively pursue either sort of comparison. Marx could not reasonably have expected the reader of Capital to be familiar with his other works, much less with his unpublished writings. My presumption, therefore, is that the argument of Capital is supposed to be intelligible on its own—once, that is, one takes into account the discursive field into which it is meant to intervene.
This “relative surplus population”—the jobless adjunct of the labor market—is a field of social impoverishment that expands in time with the fortification of social wealth as capital. The essential condition of capital’s fraud is the attractiveness of exchanges and mutually voluntary contracts as a form of social mediation, an attractiveness that other socialists found hard to resist. ” Marx’s examination of capitalism’s origins has been a sticking point for many commentators, since it seems to break with Marx’s methodology in the earlier parts of Capital.