Laurent Baronian - The foundation of Marx's concept of value in the Manuscripts of 1844

jpe:10584 - Journal of Philosophical Economics, November 20, 2009, Volume III Issue 1 - https://doi.org/10.46298/jpe.10584
The foundation of Marx's concept of value in the Manuscripts of 1844Article

Authors: Laurent Baronian ORCID1

  • 1 Pôle d'Histoire de l'Analyse et des Représentations Économiques

The aim of this paper is to show how Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, which stand as his first systematic study of classical economists, transform the concept of labour as it had been developed by political economy against mercantilism and physiocracy. The current interpretations of the Marxian theory of value are first reviewed. The analysis of the Manuscripts then shows that the contribution of Hegelian philosophy lies in the definition of social labour in total opposition to the orthodox conception. This issue leads to a reexamination of the significance of these Manuscripts for the Marxian concept of value and its source, general and abstract labour.


Volume: Volume III Issue 1
Section: Articles
Published on: November 20, 2009
Imported on: December 28, 2022
Keywords: Marx,theory of labour-value,critique of political economy,alienation,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences

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