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A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2

A Companion to Marx's Capital, Volume 2 by David Harvey Available now from Verso. Description from Verso website:

The definitive guide to the second volume of Capital

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of ending, and Marx’s work remains key to any attempt to understand the ebb and flow of capitalist economies. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s foremost Marx scholars.

Based on his recent lectures, and following the success of his companion to the first volume of Capital, Harvey turns his attention to Volume 2, aiming to bring his depth of learning to a broader audience, guiding first-time readers through a fascinating and often-neglected text. Whereas Volume 1 focuses on production, Volume 2 looks at how value comes into being through the buying and selling of goods. Harvey also introduces elements from Volume 3 on credit and finance to help illustrate aspects of the contemporary crisis.

This is a must-read for anyone wanting a fuller understanding of Marx’s political economy. David Harvey’s video lecture course on Marx’s Capital can be found here.

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 12, Reprise

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 11, Vol 2 Chapters 20-21

Capital, Volume 2

Part Three: The Reproduction and Circulation of the Total Social Capital (Reproduction Schema)

Chapter 20: Simple Reproduction
Chapter 21: Accumulation and Reproduction on an Expanded Scale

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Handout Class 11.


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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 10, Vol 2 Chapters 18-20

Capital, Volume 2

Part Three: The Reproduction and Circulation of the Total Social Capital (Reproduction Schema)

Chapter 18: Introduction
Chapter 19: Former Presentations of the Subject
Chapter 20: Simple Reproduction (Sections 1-5)

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Handout Class 10 A, Handout Class 10 B, Handout Class 10 C


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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 9, Vol 2 Chapters 15-17

Capital, Volume 2

Chapter 15: Effect of Circulation Time on the Magnitude of the Capital Advanced
Chapter 16: The Turnover of Variable Capital
Chapter 17: The Circulation of Surplus Value

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 8, Vol 2 Chapters 12-14

Capital, Volume 2

Chapter 12: The Working Period
Chapter 13: Production Time
Chapter 14: Circulation Time

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Handout Class 8


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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 7, Vol 3 Chapters 36, 27-32

Capital, Volume 3
Part Five: The Division of Profit into Interest and Profit of Enterprise. (Interest-Bearing Capital)

Chapter 36: Pre-Capitalist Relations
Chapter 27: The Role of Credit in Capitalist Production
Chapter 28: Means of Circulation and Capital. The views of Tooke and Fullarton
Chapter 29: Banking Capital’s Component Parts
Chapter 30: Money Capital and Real Capital: I
Chapter 31: Money Capital and Real Capital: II
Chapter 32: Money Capital and Real Capital: III

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 6, Vol 3 Chapters 21-26

Capital, Volume 3
Part Five: The Division of Profit into Interest and Profit of Enterprise. (Interest-Bearing Capital)

Chapter 21: Interest-Bearing Capital
Chapter 22: Division of Profit. Rate of Interest. ‘Natural’ Rate of Interest.
Chapter 23: Interest and Profit of Enterprise
Chapter 24: Interest-Bearing Capital as the Superficial Form of the Capital Relation
Chapter 25: Credit and Fictitious Capital
Chapter 26: Accumulation of Money-Capital, and its Influence on the Rate of Interest.

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Handout Class 6


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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 5, Vol 3 Chapters 16-20

Capital, Volume 3
Part Four: The Transformation of Commodity Capital and Money Capital into Commercial Capital and Money-Dealing Capital (Merchant’s Capital)
Chapter 16: Commercial Capital
Chapter 17: Commercial Profit
Chapter 18: The Turnover of Commercial Capital. Prices
Chapter 19: Money-Dealing Capital
Chapter 20: Historical Material on Merchant’s Capital

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


© 2012 David Harvey

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Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 2 – Class 4, Chapters 7-11

Capital, Volume 2
Chapter 7: Turnover Time and Number of Turnovers
Chapter 8: Fixed Capital and Circulating Capital
Chapter 9: The Overall Turnover of the Capital Advanced. Turnover Cycles.
Chapter 10: Theories of Fixed and Circulating Capital. The Physiocrats & Adam Smith
Chapter 11: Theories of Fixed and Circulating Capital. Ricardo

The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes 2 and 3.

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Handout Class 4


Marxs_Capital-Vol-2 These lectures were the inspiration for the book: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 2 published by Verso in 2013.


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