DAS CAPITAL PowerPoint Presentations (PPT's)

dsnews | 14-05-17 | History Capital: Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx is a foundational theoretical text in communist philosophy, economics and politics. Originally published: 1867 Author: Karl Marx Original language: German

PowerPoint Slideshow channel for DAS CAPITAL

 in German (and French, for the first volume) and shows all the versions and alterations made to the text, plus a very extensive apparatus of footnotes and (cross-)references.

dsnews
By dsnews

Watch All docs

  • Views 442
  • 7K

    Shares

  • Direct Link:

Presentations text content in DAS CAPITAL

Slide1

DAS CAPITAL

Slide2

Capital: Critique of Political Economy

 (German: Das

Kapital

,

Kritik

der

politischen

Ökonomie

, pronounced  1867–1883) by Karl Marx is a foundational theoretical text in communist philosophy, economics and

politics.Marx

aimed to reveal the economic patterns underpinning the capitalist mode of production, in contrast to classical political economists such as Adam Smith, Jean-

Baptiste

Say, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill.

Slide3

THEMES

In 

Capital: Critique of Political Economy

 (1867), Marx proposes that the motivating force of capitalism is in the exploitation of 

labour

, whose unpaid work is the ultimate source of surplus value. The owner of the means of production is able to claim the right to this surplus value because he or she is legally protected by the ruling regime, through property rights (the historical section shows how these rights were acquired in the first place chiefly through plunder and conquest and the activity of the merchant and "middle-man"). In producing capital (produced goods), the workers continually reproduce the economic conditions by which they

labour

. 

Capital

 proposes an explanation of the "laws of motion" of the capitalist economic system, from its origins throughout its future, by describing the dynamics of the accumulation of capital, the growth of wage

labour

, the transformation of the workplace, the concentration of capital, commercial competition, the banking system, the decline of the profit rate, land-rents, et cetera.

Slide4

SYNOPSIS

Capital, Volume I

Capital, Volume I

 (1867) is a critical analysis of political economy, meant to reveal the contradictions of the capitalist mode of production, how it was the precursor of the socialist mode of production, and of the class struggle rooted in the capitalist social relations of production. The first of three volumes of 

Das

Kapital

,

Kritik

der

politischen

Ökonomie

(

Capital: Critique of Political Economy

) was published on 14 September 1867, dedicated to Wilhelm Wolff, and was the sole volume published in Marx’s lifetime.

Slide5

Capital, Volume II

Capital, Volume II, subtitled The Process of Circulation of Capital, was prepared by Friedrich Engels from notes left by Karl Marx and published in 1885. It is divided into three parts: The Metamorphoses of Capital and Their Circuits, The Turnover of Capital, and The Reproduction and Circulation of the Aggregate Social Capital. In Volume II, the main ideas behind the marketplace are to be found: how value and surplus-value are realized. Its dramatis personae, not so much the worker and the industrialist (as in Volume I), but rather the money owner (and money lender), the wholesale merchant, the trader and the entrepreneur or 'functioning capitalist.' Moreover, workers appear in Volume II, essentially as buyers of consumer goods and, therefore, as sellers of the commodity

labour

power, rather than producers of value and surplus-value (although, this latter quality, established in Volume I, remains the solid foundation on which the whole of the unfolding analysis is based). Reading Volume II is of monumental significance to understanding the theoretical construction of Marx's whole argument. Marx himself quite precisely clarified this place, in a letter sent to Engels on 30 April 1868:

Slide6

Capital, Volume III

Capital, Volume III, subtitled The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole, was prepared by Friedrich Engels from notes left by Karl Marx and published in 1894. It is in seven parts:

The conversion of Surplus Value into Profit and the rate of Surplus Value into the rate of Profit

Conversion of Profit into Average Profit

The Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall

Conversion of Commodity Capital and Money Capital into Commercial Capital and Money-Dealing Capital (Merchant's Capital)

Division of Profit Into Interest and Profit of Enterprise, Interest Bearing Capital.

Transformation of Surplus-Profit into Ground Rent.

Revenues and Their Sources

Slide7

CAPITAL VOLUME IV

At the time of his death (1883) Karl Marx had prepared the manuscript for Capital, Volume IV, a critical history of theories of surplus value of his time, the nineteenth century. The philosopher Karl

Kautsky

 (1854–1938) published a partial edition of Marx's surplus-value critique, and later published a full, three-volume edition as 

Theorien

über

den

Mehrwert

 (Theories of Surplus Value, 1905–1910); the first volume was published in English as A History of Economic Theories (1952).

Slide8

KARL MARX THEORIEN UBER DEN MEHRWERT 1956

Slide9

TRANSLATIONS

The foreign editions of 

Capital: Critique of Political Economy

 (1867), by Karl Marx, include a Russian translation by the revolutionary  Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876). Eventually Marx's work was translated into all major languages. An English translation by Samuel Moore and Edward

Aveling

 was reissued in the 1970s by Progress Publishers in Moscow; a more recent English translation was made by Ben

Fowkes

and David

Fernbach

(the Penguin edition). The definitive critical edition of Marx's works, "MEGA II" (

Marx-Engels

Gesamtausgabe

), includes 

Das

Kapital

 in German (and French, for the first volume) and shows all the versions and alterations made to the text, plus a very extensive apparatus of footnotes and (cross-)references.

Next Slides

russian-revolution

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

russian-civil-war

RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR

communist-manifesto

COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

february-revolution-1917

FEBRUARY REVOLUTION 1917

bolshevik-revolution

BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

lenin

LENIN

stalin

STALIN

karl-marx

KARL MARX

das-capital

DAS CAPITAL

paris-commune-1971

PARIS COMMUNE 1971

soviet-union

SOVIET UNION

october-revolution

OCTOBER REVOLUTION

women-in-the-russian-revolution

WOMEN IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION