Marx & Philosophy: Value in Marx

A review of George Henderson's book.

henderson_value coverGeorge Henderson's Value in Marx is touted as a work on Marx's value theory that not only elucidates its contents, but goes beyond traditional readings of Marx to forge new ways of thinking about value and social relations. Now, anyone familiar with the vast literature on Marx's economic thought will recognize that as a familiar claim, more often promised than actually fulfilled. This book, however, is an exception to that rule. While showing an awareness of the considerable literature on applications of value theory to real world historical and political phenomena, it develops theoretical insights which have hitherto remained underappreciated or ignored within Marx's conception of value itself.

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Published in: Marx & Philosophy
By: Matthijs Krul