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This front matter section of this book titled Exploring Marx’s Capital contains the table of contents, foreword to the English translation of Jacques Bidet’s Que faire du ‘Capital’? by Alex Callinicos, and author’s preface to the English edition. Jacques Bidet conducts an unprecedented investigation of Marx’s work in the spirit of the history of science, exploring it as a process of theoretical development. Traditional exegesis reads the successive drafts of Capital as if they were complementary and mutually illuminated one another. In actual fact, like any scientist, Marx only wrote a new version in order to correct the previous one. He started from ideas borrowed from Ricardo and Hegel, and between one draft and the next it is possible to see these being eliminated and restructured.

Keywords: Jacques Bidet; Marx’s capital



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