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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

ON TO CAPITAL VOLUME I


Now that I have recovered from my big trip west and have finished doing the family taxes, it is time to prepare for Lecture Four.  As I indicated at the end of Lecture Three, I must confront the conundrum of Capital Volume I, and more particularly the mystifying opening chapters.  Why did Marx write that way?  Quite naturally, I shall start with the famous opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice.  This will lead me to a story about the Cub Scouts, followed by reflections on the Altar and the Throne.  Then, as you might anticipate, I shall pay an imaginary visit to my local supermarket, all of which will enable me to explicate the opening two sentences of Chapter One of Volume I of Capital.  Everyone ready?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I'm learning so much with this entire series. Can't wait for Lecture 4!

TheDudeDiogenes said...

Sounds quite intriguing indeed, Prof!

maria paricia tinajero said...

yes, ready!