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Capitalism and Social Theory: Essays and Inquiry : Essays and Inquiry - Rajani K. Kanth

Capitalism and Social Theory: Essays and Inquiry

Essays and Inquiry

Hardcover Published: 16th September 1992
ISBN: 9781563240690
Number Of Pages: 256

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This work examines the complex, detailed relationship between the theory of wealth and the theory of power, both subsumed as they are under the overarching mantle of capitalist ideology, ever distorting real connections and evading critical issues. It examines various theories of class, state, and power either explicitly or implicitly avowed in the diverse social science disciplines of politics, economics, and sociology. In illuminating the subtle machinations of ideology, it boldly reveals the realist ontology of capitalism which produces illusory theory. The essays employ transcendental realism, emphasizing the primacy of ontology over epistemology as a mode of critique, necessarily going beyond traditional Marxian arguments in many cases. Although intended only as an analytical critique, the project is emancipatory of necessity, for it allows, ultimately, for an increased purchase on reality.

Capitalism and Social Theory: The Nexus of Praxis: An Introduction
Capitalism and Social Theory: Marxism and Pluralismp. 1
Marxism and Pluralism: The Fateful Marx-Weber Encounterp. 3
Max Weber and Rationalization: A Critiquep. 17
Bureaucracy, Power, and Domination: A Commentaryp. 25
Marx and Political Theory: Theories of State, Class, and Powerp. 45
The Iron Law of Oligarchy: A Critique of Michelsp. 47
The Ruling Class: A Critique of Moscap. 57
Classical Marxism, NeoMarxism, and the State: A Retrospectivep. 67
Political Economy and Policy: The Foundations of Classicismp. 81
The Riddle of Laissez-Faire: Tales of Ricardop. 83
The Demise of Ricardianism: Some Theses on Ricardop. 93
Political Economy and Policy: The Malthus-Ricardo Embroilmentp. 103
Economics and Epistemology: Toward Materialismp. 123
The Foundations of Economic Analysis: Toward Realismp. 125
Science, Class, and Theory: The Elusive Anatomy of Social Discoursep. 145
Political Economy and Philosophy: Tensions in Orthodoxyp. 183
EuroMarxism and Third-Worldism: Toward Autonomismp. 197
EuroMarxism and Dependency: A Portentous Disjunctionp. 199
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 221
About the Authorp. 228
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ISBN: 9781563240690
ISBN-10: 1563240696
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th September 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.52