Reading Marx's Capital (audio)
By David Harvey
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A close reading of the text of Karl Marx's Capital Volume I in 13 lectures by Professor David Harvey.
||CleanClass 13 - Conclusion||Capital Conclusion||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 12 - Chapters 26-33||Capital Chapters 26-33||9/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 11 - Chapter 25||Capital Chapter 25||8/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 10 - Chapters 16-24||Capital Chapters 16-24||8/20/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 09 - Chapter 15 continued||Capital Chapter 15, Sections 4-10||8/18/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 08 - Chapter 15||Capital Chapter 15, Sections 1-3||8/5/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 07 - Chapters 12-14||Capital Chapters 12-14||7/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 06 - Chapters 10-11||Capital Chapters 10-11||7/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 05 - Chapters 7-9||Capital Chapters 7-9||7/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 04 - Chapters 4-6||Capital Chapters 4-6||6/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 03 - Chapter 3||Capital Chapter 3||6/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 02 - Chapters 1-2||Capital Chapters 1 & 2||6/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass 01 - Introduction||Introduction to Capital||6/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
A public service
I really appreciate the fact that Professor Harvey made these lectures public. I first read Harvey's The Condition of Postmodernity -- perhaps the most fitting contemporary follow up reading to Capital there is -- in graduate school and it changed how I see the world. These lectures demonstrate where much of that thinking originates. Harvey is a good man and a venerable critical theorist who can still engage an audience with presentations that combine deep insights with lucid presentation.
Wonderfully clear explanation of profitability in modern economics
Harvey uses Marx’s text to explain the mechanics of capitalism in everyday language. There is a lot of material here, but the concepts are essentially simple, at least as Harvey presents them. Do not be put off by the title. This is Marx the brilliant analytical economist, not a polemic on social engineering.
Wonderful Learning Experience!
This podcast is a great example of how important the ipod and itunes are to helping spread inteligent, well thought out courses on important topics. For those who went to college years ago like myself or those wondering what a good course is capable of presenting this is the REAL DEAL. This course is beyond trying to make anybody into a Marxist. Avoid the hype and listen for yourself. And enjoy!