Beyond Capital has 22 ratings and 3 reviews. Chelsea said: At about one thousand pages, it can feel like Meszaros was convinced that each sentence was a. Beyond Capital Toward a Theory of Transition. István Mészáros. (). Like. Recommend. Bookmark. Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it). István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical In this respect, Mészáros’s Beyond Capital stood out, as Daniel Singer.

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All its gains cannot be reached at once, but the movement will have to embark on its journey with such a vision.

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Gabriella rated it liked it Apr 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. But Fascism has never disappeared from the scene, is not capitao, and there is no evidence that pluralism can defeat a ruthless organized opponent. As he declared in his Deutscher lecture:.

B Alienated means of production. Chris marked it as to-read Jan 24, The crucial problem is then the logic of capital, and not primarily the institutional order of market capitalism. Mal Sayed hassam is currently reading it Mar 10, Urban Crow added it Jan 02, Cedric rated it really liked it Dec 30, Chase Raub marked it as to-read Mar 07, The capital system in general is thus a system based fundamentally on the alienation of labor, rooted in the systematic expropriation of human powers and the estrangement of human needs.

His dialectical inquiry into social structure and forms of consciousness—a systematic critique of the prevailing forms of thought—is unequaled in our time. Nicholas added it Nov 27, The system is incapable of expansion based simply on productive investment, but must rely now on various props, such as the sales effort, militarism, and most recently financialization, in order to achieve a putative economic growth that is more and more wasteful and illusory, rooted in debt-leveraged speculation.


Beyond Capital: Toward a Theory of Transition

D Labor structurally divorced from control. But like Marx, Meszaros offers the conditions for what he calls an epochal shift-A revolution- but too caputal little on the way through It is also true that they do not know how. How do you mobilize people within the framework of the existing society, while providing answers that take you beyond its confines? US along lines of.

Beyond Capital Toward a Theory of Transition

Recibir nuevas entradas por email. Open Preview See a Problem? Meszaros offers some clues: The Teamsters for a Democratic Union failed. Paribanu Freitas marked it as to-read Feb 10, To ask other readers questions about Beyond Capitalcapihal sign up. C Fetishist as opposed to hum production objectives.

Hamza Kebala rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Matt Knife rated it liked it Jan 16, Lists with This Book. There is simply no reason to believe that there is a dynamic within the AFL-CIO that will lead to self actualizing collective consciousness–at least not for some time to come. James Foley marked it as to-read Jul 29, David Koukal added it Jul 09, Joel Devonshire marked it as to-read Jun 24, It was this recognition that lay behind the extraordinary importance that Hegel gave to the concept of alienation in his philosophy.

meszarso To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Trivia About Beyond Capital: Here the inalienable truths of Enlightenment philosophy were given their ultimate justification: A new horizontal division of labor needs to be accompanied by the self-organized coordination of labor in society as a whole, and by the collective determination of needs.


F The uncontrollability of the market.

Hampus marked it as to-read Feb 20, Srimant added it Jul 22, Russell Dale rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Nightocelot rated it did not like it Aug 29, What must be abolished is not only classical capitalist society but the reign of capital as such. But even then the movement must proceed toward its positive goal—for which collective, socialist education is necessary—of going beyond the state and its top-down structures of control, and effecting a general social transformation, aimed at the creation of alternative structures of control rooted in new, socialist socioeconomic microcosms.

The former process of displacing its contradictions to other parts of the world the historic role played by imperialism is no longer possible to the same extent. And their obvious willingness to call the police for assistance should be proof enough. Jamil rated it it was amazing Oct 10, mesaros Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ddd marked it as to-read Sep 22, And the attack on the hierarchical division of labor as well as the withering away of beypnd state will have to start from the very beginning, if a new historic attempt is not to be thwarted like its predecessors.