The autonomisation of abstract wealth: new insights on the labour theory of value

@article{Rotta2016TheAO,
  title={The autonomisation of abstract wealth: new insights on the labour theory of value},
  author={Tomas Nielsen Rotta and Rodrigo Alves Teixeira},
  journal={Cambridge Journal of Economics},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={1185-1201}
}
We theorise the forms of value in the Marxist system in a way that challenges the dominant tradition. The standard procedure has been to read Marx’s Capital as an analysis that begins at a high level of abstraction and moves towards more concrete concepts. Our alternative approach posits that the forms of value in the Marxist system evolve from more concrete towards more abstract forms of wealth that increasingly separate from and obscure labour exploitation. Our procedure therefore replaces… Expand
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