Is it worth making sense of Marx?

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 29 (1-4):57 – 63 (1986)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This essay explores Elster's analysis of Marx's theory of historical evolution. The meaning of the terras ?productive forces? and the ?relations of production? are examined both as specified by Marx and interpreted by Elster. The essay then goes on to demonstrate how the modern literature on transaction costs can provide a more precise and useful framework within which to explore the ongoing tension between productive forces and relations of production

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,873

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Recognition and Social Relations of Production.Andrew Chitty - 1998 - Historical Materialism 2 (1):57-98.
Elster's Marx.Michael Taylor - 1986 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 29 (1-4):3 – 10.
Historical materialism and functional explanation.Allen W. Wood - 1986 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 29 (1-4):11 – 27.
Making nonsense of Marx.Scott Meikle - 1986 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 29 (1-4):29 – 43.
Is it immaterial that there's a 'material' in 'historical materialism'?Charles W. Mills - 1989 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 32 (3):323 – 342.
Against teleological historical materialism.Ted Honderich - 1982 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):451 – 469.
Marx’s ontology of the praxis-relations of social production.Wujin Yu - 2009 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):400-416.
Making sense of Elster.Cliff Slaughter - 1986 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 29 (1-4):45 – 56.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-30

Downloads
176 (#113,548)

6 months
11 (#270,430)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Dreaming of Unity.Rafael Galvão de Almeida - 2020 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 13 (1).

Add more citations

References found in this work

Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence.G. A. Cohen - 1978 - New York: Oxford University Press.

Add more references