Saturday, 24 December 2016

Theories of Surplus Value, Part I Index

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Theories of Surplus Value, Part I


Chapter 1 - Sir James Steuart [Distinction Between “Profit Upon Alienation” and the Positive Increase of Wealth]

Chapter 2 - The Physiocrats

[3. Adam Smith’s Extension of the Idea of Surplus-Value to All Spheres of Social Labour]

Chapter 4 - Theories of Productive and Unproductive Labour

1. Productive Labour from the Standpoint of Capitalist Production: Labour Which Produces Surplus-Value

Part 1

2. Views of the Physiocrats and Mercantilists on Productive Labour

Part 2

3. The Duality in Smith’s Conception of Productive Labour. His First Explanation: the View of Productive Labour as Labour Exchanged for Capital

Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

4. Adam Smith’s Second Explanation: the View of Productive Labour as Labour Which Is Realised in a Commodity

Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16

5. Vulgarisation of Bourgeois Political Economy in the Definition of Productive Labour

Part 17, Part 18

6. Advocates of Smith’s Views on Productive Labour. On the History of the Subject

Part 19

Part 20, Part 21

(c) John Stuart Mill, an Adherent of Smith’s Second View of Productive Labour

Part 21,

[7.] Germain Garnier [Vulgarisation of the Theories Put Forward by Smith and the Physiocrats]

Part 22, Part 23

(b) Replacement of the Constant Capital by Means of the Exchange of capital against Capital

Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32, Part 33, Part 34, Part 35

Part 36, Part 37, Part 38, Part 39

[8.] Charles Ganilh [Mercantilist Conception of Exchange and Exchange-Value. Inclusion of All Paid Labour in the Concept of Productive Labour] 

Part 40, Part 41, Part 42, Part 43, Part 44, Part 45, Part 46, Part 47, Part 48, Part 49, Part 50, Part 51

[9. Ganilh and Ricardo on Net Revenue. Ganilh as Advocate of a Diminution of the Productive Population; Ricardo as Advocate of the Accumulation of Capital and the Growth of Productive Forces]

Part 52, Part 53, Part 54, Part 55, Part 56, Part 57, Part 58, Part 59, Part 60, Part 61, Part 62, Part 63, Part 64, Part 65, Part 66, Part 67, Part 68

[10.] Exchange of Revenue and Capital [Replacement of the Total Amount of the Annual Product: (a) Exchange of Revenue for Revenue; (b) Exchange of Revenue for Capital; (c) Exchange of Capital for Capital]

Part 69, Part 70, Part 71, Part 72, Part 73, Part 74, Part 75, Part 76, Part 77, Part 78, Part 79, Part 80, Part 81, Part 82, Part 83, Part 84, Part 85, Part 86, Part 87, Part 88, Part 89, Part 90, Part 91

[11.] Ferrier [Protectionist Character of Ferrier’s Polemics against Smith’s Theory of Productive Labour and the Accumulation of Capital, Smith’s Confusion on the Question of Accumulation, The Vulgar Element in Smith’s View of “Productive Labourers”] 

Part 92, Part 93, Part 94, Part 95, Part 96, Part 97, Part 98, Part 99, Part 100

[12.] Earl of Lauderdale [Apologetic Conception of the Ruling Classes as Representatives of the Most Important Kinds of Productive Labour]

Part 101

[13. Say’s Conception of “Immaterial Products”. Vindication of an Unrestrained Growth of Unproductive Labour]

Part 102, Part 103

[14.] Count Destutt de Tracy [Vulgar Conception of the Origin of Profit. Proclamation of the Industrial Capitalist” as the Sole Productive Labourer]

Part 104, Part 105, Part 106, Part 107, Part 108

[15. General Nature of the Polemics against Smith’s Distinction between Productive and Unproductive Labour. Apologetic Conception of Unproductive Consumption as a Necessary Spur to Production]

Part 109, Part 110, Part 111

[16.] Henri Storch [Unhistorical Approach to the Problem of the Interaction between Material and Spiritual Production. Conception of “Immaterial Labour” Performed by the Ruling Class]

Part 112

[17.] Nassau Senior [Proclamation of All Functions Useful to the Bourgeoisie as Productive. Toadyism to the Bourgeoisie and the Bourgeois State]

Part 113, Part 114, Part 115

[18.] Pellegrino Rossi [Disregard of the Social Form of Economic Phenomena. Vulgar Conception of “Labour-saving” by Unproductive Labourers]

Part 116, Part 117, Part 118, Part 119

[19. Apologia for the Prodigality of the Rich by the Malthusian Chalmers]

Part 120

[20. Concluding Observations on Adam Smith and His Views on Productive and Unproductive Labour]

Part 120Part 121, Part 122, Part 123

Chapter 5 - Necker - [Attempt to Present the Antagonism of Classes in Capitalism as the Antithesis Between Poverty and Wealth]

Chapter 6 - Quesnay’s Tableau Économique (Digression)

[1. Quesnay’s Attempt to Show the Process of Reproduction and Circulation of the Total Capital]

Part 1

[2. Circulation between Farmers and Landowners. The Return Circuit of Money to the Farmers, Which Does Not Express Reproduction]

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

[3. On the Circulation of Money between Capitalist and Labourer]

Part 5, Part 6

Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12

[4. Circulation between Farmer and Manufacturer According to the Tableau Économique]

Part 13, Part 14

[5. Circulation of Commodities and Circulation of Money in the Tableau Économique. Different Cases in Which the Money Flows Back to Its Starting-Point]

Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19

[6. Significance of the Tableau Économique in the History of Political Economy]

Part 20

Chapter 7 - Linguet [Early Critique of the Bourgeois-Liberal View of the “Freedom” of the Labourer]

Part 1, Part 2


[1. Hobbes on Labour, on Value and on the Economic Role of Science]

Part 1,

[2.] Historical: Petty

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

[3.] Petty, Sir Dudley North, Locke

Part 5

[4.] Locke

Part 6

[5.] North [Money as Capital. The Growth of Trade as the Cause of the Fall in the Rate of Interest]

Part 7, Part 8

[6. Berkeley on Industry as the Source of Wealth]

Part 28

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