The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx

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The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx: 1843 to Capital
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Author Ernest Mandel
Original title La formation de la pensée économique de Karl Marx: de 1843 à la rédaction du "Capital"
Translator Brian Pearce
Country France
Language French
Subject Karl Marx
Published
  • 1967 (in French)
  • 1971 (in English)
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 224 (2015 Verso edition)
ISBN 978-1784782320

The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx: 1843 to Capital (French: La formation de la pensée économique de Karl Marx: de 1843 à la rédaction du "Capital") is a 1967 book by the Marxist theorist Ernest Mandel, in which the author discusses the economic theories of Karl Marx. It appeared in English translation in 1971.

Summary[edit]

Mandel analyses the development of Marx's economic thought up to and including the Grundrisse.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx received a positive review in Telos from James E. Hansen when the work was published in English in 1971. Hansen welcomed Mandel's book as important contribution to scholarship on Marx.[2] The political scientist David McLellan called Mandel's work "excellent" in the 1995 edition of his Karl Marx: His Life and Thought.[1] McLellan recommended the book, together with Mandel's An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory, as the best introduction to Marx's economics.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McLellan, David (1995). Karl Marx: A Biography. London: Papermac. p. 444. ISBN 0-333-63947-2. 
  2. ^ Hansen, James E. (1971). "The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx". 1971 (9): 155–160. doi:10.3817/0971009155. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  3. ^ McLellan, David (1975). Marx. Glasgow: Fontana. p. 87. ISBN 0-333-63947-2.