Me trying to comprehend Das Kapital

Brody Wright
Brody Wright

Me trying to comprehend Das Kapital

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Brandon Lewis
Brandon Lewis

dude capital is easy people just hype it up as being too hard
some fucking math shit going on
Fuck you too friend. I'll be on this book my whole life.

Dylan Brown
Dylan Brown

youtube.com/watch?v=gBazR59SZXk
Read along with this, Harvey's insight helped me immensely and it was a good break from reading. Also, re-read the parts you don't comprehend, underline what you think is important and always read the footnotes–Marx stuffs a lot of important info in there though sometimes there's just irrelevant bs and trolling.

Austin Sanders
Austin Sanders

It is easy - for people that are trained in reading economic or political theory.

"Reading" is not a skill that you can just apply to all fields. Reading fiction is very different to reading academic texts. Reading philosophy, economics, or politics is something you need to get practiced at.

Why don't you start with some of Marx's less colossal works? Marx's intended audience for Capital were the economists. He wrote shorter works, aimed at the workers, which are much easier for beginners to digest.

Ian Flores
Ian Flores

The math is the only thing I'm worried about. It's just algebra right? I'm shit at that but I can get better.

Nolan Sullivan
Nolan Sullivan

Have you read Margz's other works before?

Sebastian Parker
Sebastian Parker

It's advanced Hegelian mathematics. I hope you brought your non-euclidean slide rule.

Gavin Anderson
Gavin Anderson

the math is really really basic. It's just to illustrate a concept of commodities being exchangeable. Not even that important

James Adams
James Adams

Hegelian mathematics

What is this wizardry

Jaxson Ortiz
Jaxson Ortiz

basic arithmetics and algebra, yeah.

Brayden Foster
Brayden Foster

Just read the fucking manga

Jeremiah Jones
Jeremiah Jones

This, 18th Brumarie, Civil War in France, Critique of the Gotha Programme, all are good texts.

I'd also recommend reading Grundrisse before Capital.

Just remember to not read any of Harvey's books, because they're utter trash, and from my friends' reading of Heinrich he seems to go the same way.

Nicholas Hill
Nicholas Hill

even Althusser didn't read the volume 2 and 3 throughly. and he was giving conferences about das kapital. ain't nobody got time for that.

Colton Bell
Colton Bell

His interpretation is also confirmed wrong.

Go figure.

Parker Sullivan
Parker Sullivan

Yeah, you really need to take your time with Capital, and it is a ridiculously long series of books. It helps to have a basic idea of where Marx is going with his ideas, but you still need to re-read every paragraph. At least I did.

Austin Gutierrez
Austin Gutierrez

No

Isaac Price
Isaac Price

ust remember to not read any of Harvey's books, because they're utter trash

Why though?

John Hernandez
John Hernandez

Harvey's companion to Capitol is all over the place. i think his one for the manifesto was good though.

Lincoln Wood
Lincoln Wood

first second is a mick talking

Try again faggot.

Henry Hernandez
Henry Hernandez

Who's Harvey?

Ian Hill
Ian Hill

Marx putting the fire up someone's ass is the best thing about the book.

Elijah Green
Elijah Green

have you gotten through the first three chapters. Those are pretty notorious. After that, Marx eases up a bit and you get used to the rhythm of his shitty writing style. Take notes. Maybe watch David Harvey. After reading a chapter, look up a summary for it to make sure you at least got the general ideas.

what's wrong with the math shit? that bit never struck me as difficult.

David Davis
David Davis

David Harvey. He's got a series of lectures on Capital. They're bretty gud but very long and hard to pay attention to.

Tyler Wright
Tyler Wright

KAPITALISM101

youtube.com/channel/UCOVUyXd-d5P-hznNF9zJQ-g

Cooper Martin
Cooper Martin

David Harvey is OK as an academic; his videos helped walk me through my first reading of Capital. Don't take him as a reliable authority on anything remotely related to revolutionary politics, however. In fact, I would recommend instead starting with *Wage Labour and Capital*[1], also by Marx; it's shorter and more focused. There is also *The Essential Marx*[2]; an abridgment of Capital that distills the major points of Marx's argument, and dispenses with certain polemics and statistical figures that are now only interesting to academics.

[1] Wage Labour and Capital. marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/index.htm

[2] The Essential Marx store.doverpublications.com/048645116x.html

Kayden Mitchell
Kayden Mitchell

It's basically a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity kind of thing.

Jaxson Nguyen
Jaxson Nguyen

As I read Marx while watching and reading Harvey, I found that Marx was more engaging and David Harvey was tedious.

Lincoln Nelson
Lincoln Nelson

For people who can not read Das Kapital, watch the first half of the zeitgeist film. The latest one, i believe. It's basically the same thing, but more modern and easily understable for most people.

Michael Gutierrez
Michael Gutierrez

It's some advanced shit. Don't even think about reading Capital before you've read this marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1881/mathematical-manuscripts/

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