Talk:Das Kapital

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'Remember one thing for all eternity. First bread, then morality.'

Brecht/Weil Die Dreigroschenoper (talk) 17:05, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

David Harvey[edit]

'Scholar' makes it sound like David Harvey is a postmodernist. He isn't. Most of his book, The Condition of Postmodernity, is a critique of postmodernism. So I think is should say he's a 'postmodern critic', instead of a 'postmodern scholar'.

The anti-Marxist bias in the writing[edit]

I understand that the site obviously isn't an unbias attempt at writing Marx (and for what it is worth, the beginning I thought was quite funny), and also I'm not a Marxist, and also I know everything before the "but" is irrelevant, BUT it is quite weak in its description of the actual book. Das Kapital alongside Wealth of Nations pretty much is the sum of pre-20th century economic work. Das Kapital in fact inspired a lot of economists on their studies, and its findings underpin a lot of economics. Moreover, it holds a fair bit of praise for Capitalism and highlights its strengths which many adhere to (though I cannot quote them off of my head, the efficiency is the major one that Das Kapital highlighted).— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

I'll have a look at it, I guess. Be patient and knock back in a few days if it hasn't changed and your protestations have gone unchallenged.--"Shut up, Brx." 18:50, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Das Kapital is 2400 pages long?[edit]

My version of the book is about ~400 pages long... it's part of the "Great Books of Western Civilization" collection by Britannica. — Unsigned, by: ‎ / talk / contribs

Betcha it's abridged. The standard English translation of Vol. I on Penguin is 1100 pp. Add the other 2 volumes and yeah, it's over 2400 pp.— Unsigned, by: PowderSmokeAndLeather / talk / contribs
I'm in a library right now, next to the shelf with Das Kapital on it. I can confirm that it's 1,000+ pages, not counting the second and third volumes. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 16:45, 1 May 2013 (UTC)