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A “nova dialética” de Christopher Arthur e O capital de Karl Marx: uma análise crítica


  • Cláudio Gontijo



This article critically examines Christopher Arthur’s “New Dialectic”, showing its analytical and formal character, which works through the addition of determinations, making necessary to “reconstruct” Marx’s Capital. With the abandonment of the universal concrete, the unfolding of its inner contradictions, losing its features as necessary and systematic, no longer generates the totality. As a result, the totality, besides an a-systematic construction, loses its self-demonstrated fundamentals, as a circle that conditions its own history as the necessary unfolding of its constitution. It becomes, thus, an arbitrary construction, a product of chance.

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  • Cláudio Gontijo, 2011. "A “nova dialética” de Christopher Arthur e O capital de Karl Marx: uma análise crítica," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td433, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td433

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    new dialectic; Hegelian dialectic; Marxian dialectic; historical materialism;

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    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • B51 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian

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