Foreword by Michael Buckmiller Introduction PART ONE: SOCIETY 1. Marxism and Sociology 2. The Principle of Historical Specification 3. Specification (continued) 4. The Principle of Change 5. The Principle of Criticism 6. A New Type of Generalisation 7. Practical Implications PART TWO: POLITICAL ECONOMY 1. Marxism and Political Economy 2. From Political Economy to `Economics' 3. From Political Economy to the Marxian Critique of Political Economy 4. Scientific versus Philosophical Criticism of Political Economy 5. Two Aspects of Revolutionary Materialism in Marx's Economic Theory 6. The Economic Theory of Capital 7. The Fetishism of Commodities 8. The `Social Contract' 9. The Law of Value 10. Common Misunderstandings of the Marxian Doctrine of Value and Surplus-Value 11. Ultimate Aims of Marx's Critique of Political Economy PART THREE: HISTORY 1.The Materialist Conception of History 2. The Genesis of Historical Materialism 3. The Materialist Scheme of Society 4. Nature and Society 5. Productive Forces and Production-Relations 6. Base and Superstructure 7. Conclusions Bibliography Index of Names
Karl Korsch (1886-1961) was one of the most significant Marxist writers of the twentieth century. Along with Georg Lukacs's History and Class Consciousness, Korsch's Marxism and Philosophy (1923) stands as one of the two major contributions to the study of the philosophical underpinnings of Marxist theory.