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Reading Capital with David Harvey

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Originally posted at The Blog and the Bullet.

There is a great online series of Dr. David Harvey‘s lectures on his class at City University of New York which cover the entire book of Capital, Vol. I.

Bhupinder blogs:

Listening to David Harvey’s lectures on Capital Vol 1 not only gave me a feeling that I was re- reading Capital but also provided a refreshing enthusiasm that I had experienced when first reading the tome. Though the first three chapters are considered to be somewhat intimidating, these three chapters are also the most interesting ones. As Harvery points out, Marx follows different literary techniques in different parts of the book, and the first three are marked not only by philosophical flamboyance but also literary flourishes with copious references to Shakespeare , Schiller and Balzac (the latter, like Harvey, I read much after reading Capital).

I myself have seen the first video (which can also been downloaded in mp3 format to one’s iPod) and it’s excellent and I reccomend everyone see it.  I myself am re-reading Capital, Vol. I (I had forgotten how huge it was!!).

Image:
The Forge (A Modern Cyclops) painted in 1875 by Adolph von Menzel

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2 Comments
  1. Sunday, June 29, 2008 4:20 pm

    Ah! Something I have been trying to find for quite some time.

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