Capital: a critical analysis of capitalist production, Vol 1

Karl MARX (1818 - 1883), translated by Friedrich ENGELS (1820 - 1895) and Edward AVELING (1849 - 1898) and Samuel MOORE (1838 - 1911)

Capital, Volume I is the first of three volumes in Karl Marx’s monumental work, Das Kapital, and the only volume to be published during his lifetime, in 1867.

Marx’s aim in Capital, Volume I is to uncover and explain the laws specific to the capitalist mode of production and of the class struggles rooted in these capitalist social relations of production. Marx said himself that his aim was “to bring a science [i.e. political economy] by criticism to the point where it can be dialectically represented”, and in this way to “reveal the law of motion of modern society”. By showing how capitalist development was the precursor of a new, socialist mode of production, he aimed to provide a scientific foundation for the modern labour movement. In preparation for his book, he studied the economic literature available in his time for a period of twelve years, mainly in the British Museum in London.(Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Editor's Preface -- To the First English Translation Carl Manchester
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Play 02 Author's Preface -- I. To the First Edition Carl Manchester
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Play 03 Author's Preface -- II. To the Second Edition Carl Manchester
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Play 04 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter I: Commodities. -- Section 1: The two Factors of a Commodity; Use Value and Value (the Substance of value and the magnitude of value) Carl Manchester
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Play 05 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter I: Commodities. -- Section 2: The Twofold Character of the Labour embodied in Commodities Carl Manchester
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Play 06 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter I: Commodities. -- Section 3: The Form of Value, or Exchange Value -- Introduction and A: Elementary or Accidental Form of Value Carl Manchester
00:45:14
Play 07 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter I: Commodities. -- Section 3: The Form of Value, or Exchange Value -- B: Total or Expanded Form of Value Carl Manchester
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Play 08 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter I: Commodities. -- Section 3: The Form of Value, or Exchange Value -- C: The General Form of Value and D: The Money Form Carl Manchester
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Play 09 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter I: Commodities. -- Section 4: The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret thereof Carl Manchester
00:43:04
Play 10 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter II: Exchange Alan Clare
00:38:45
Play 11 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commodities -- Section 1: The Measure of Values Jake Baker
00:30:09
Play 12 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commodities -- Section 2: The Medium of Circulation -- A: The Metamorphosis of Commodities Jake Baker
00:33:35
Play 13 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commodities -- Section 2: The Medium of Circulation -- B: The Currency of Money Jake Baker
00:36:55
Play 14 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commodities -- Section 2: The Medium of Circulation -- C: Coin and symbols of value Alan Clare
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Play 15 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commodities -- Section 3: Money -- Introduction and A: Hoarding Sibella Denton
00:15:15
Play 16 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commodities -- Section 3: Money -- B: Means of Payment Sibella Denton
00:22:55
Play 17 Part I: Commodities and Money -- Chapter III: Money, or the Circulation of Commodities -- Section 3: Money -- C: Universal Money Kirsten Ferreri
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Play 18 Part II: The Transformation of Money into Capital -- Chapter IV: The General Formula for Capital Maire Rhode
00:37:15
Play 19 Part II: The Transformation of Money into Capital -- Chapter V: Contradictions in the General Formula of Capital Anna Simon
00:33:16
Play 20 Part II: The Transformation of Money into Capital -- Chapter VI: The Buying and Selling of Labour-Power Anna Simon
00:30:36
Play 21 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter VII: The Labour-Process and the Process of Producing Surplus-Value -- Section 1: The Labour-Process or the Production of use-values Chris Masterson
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Play 22 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter VII: The Labour-Process and the Process of Producing Surplus-Value -- Section 2: The Production of Surplus-Value Chris Masterson
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Play 23 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter VIII: Constant Capital and Variable Capital Anna Simon
00:35:48
Play 24 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter IX: The Rate of Surplus-Value -- Section 1: The Degree of Exploration of Labour-Power Sibella Denton
00:26:08
Play 25 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter IX: The Rate of Surplus-Value -- Section 2: The Representation of the Components of the Value of the Product by Corresponding Proportional Parts of the Product Itself Sibella Denton
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Play 26 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter IX: The Rate of Surplus-Value -- Section 3: Senior's "Last Hour" Sibella Denton
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Play 27 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter IX: The Rate of Surplus-Value -- Section 4: Surplus-Produce Sibella Denton
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Play 28 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter X: The Working-Day -- Section 1: The Limits of the Working-Day Anna Simon
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Play 29 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter X: The Working-Day -- Section 2: The Greed for Surplus-Labour. Manufacturer and Boyard Anna Simon
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Play 30 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter X: The Working-Day -- Section 3: Branches of English Industry Without Legal Limits to Exploitation Anna Simon
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Play 31 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter X: The Working-Day -- Section 4: Day and Night Work. The Relay System. Anna Simon
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Play 32 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter X: The Working-Day -- Section 5: The Struggle for a Normal Working-Day. Compulsory Laws for the Extension of the Working-Day from the Middle of the 14th to the End of the 17th Century Anna Simon
00:44:49
Play 33 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter X: The Working-Day -- Section 6: The Struggle for the Normal Working-Day. Compulsory Limitation by Law of the Working-Time. The English Factory Acts, 1833 to 1864 Anna Simon
01:01:35
Play 34 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter X: The Working-Day -- Section 7: The Struggle for the Normal Working-Day. Re-action of the English Factory Acts on Other Countries Anna Simon
00:17:37
Play 35 Part III: The Production of Absolute Surplus-Value -- Chapter XI: Rate and Mass of Surplus Value Jake Baker
00:31:00
Play 36 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XII: The Concept of Relative Surplus-Value Jake Baker
00:33:43
Play 37 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XIII: Co-Operation Anna Simon
00:41:08
Play 38 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XIV: Division of Labour and Manufacture -- Section 1: Two-Fold Origin of Manufacture D.E. Wittkower
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Play 39 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XIV: Division of Labour and Manufacture -- Section 2: The Detail Labourer and his Implements D.E. Wittkower
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Play 40 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XIV: Division of Labour and Manufacture -- Section 3: The Two Fundamental Forms of Manufacture: Heterogeneous Manufacture, Serial Manufacture D.E. Wittkower
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Play 41 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XIV: Division of Labour and Manufacture -- Section 4: Division of Labour in Manufacture, and Division of Labour in Society D.E. Wittkower
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Play 42 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XIV: Division of Labour and Manufacture -- Section 5: The Capitalistic Character of Manufacture anonymous
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Play 43 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 1: The Development of Machinery anonymous
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Play 44 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 2: The Value Transferred by Machinery to the Product Anna Simon
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Play 45 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 3: The Proximate Effects of Machinery on the Workman anonymous
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Play 46 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 4: The Factory Sibella Denton
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Play 47 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 5: The Strife Between Workman and Machine Sibella Denton
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Play 48 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 6: The Theory of Compensation as Regards the Workpeople Displaced by Machinery Sibella Denton
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Play 49 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 7: Repulsion and Attraction Of Workpeople by the Factory System. Crises in the Cotton Trade Sibella Denton
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Play 50 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 8: Revolution Effected in Manufacture, Handicrafts, and Domestic Industry by Modern Industry The
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Play 51 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 9: The Factory Acts Sanitary and Educational Clauses of the Same Their General Extension in England Sibella Denton
01:03:32
Play 52 Part IV: Production of Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XV: Machinery and Modern Industry -- Section 10: Modern Industry and Agriculture Gesine
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Play 53 Part V: The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XVI: Absolute and Relative Surplus Value Sibella Denton
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Play 54 Part V: The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XVII: Changes Of Magnitude in the Price of Labour Power and in Surplus Value Sibella Denton
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Play 55 Part V: The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus Value -- Chapter XVIII: Various Formulae for the Rate of Surplus Value Anna Simon
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Play 56 Part VI: Wages -- Chapter XIX: The Transformation of the Value (and Respectively the Price) of Labour Power into Wages Sibella Denton
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Play 57 Part VI: Wages -- Chapter XX: Time Wages Sibella Denton
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Play 58 Part VI: Wages -- Chapter XXI: Piece Wages Sibella Denton
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Play 59 Part VI: Wages -- Chapter XXII: National Differences of Wages Sibella Denton
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Play 60 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXIII: Simple Reproduction Anna Simon
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Play 61 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Value into Capital -- Section 1: Capitalist Production on a Progressively Increasing Scale. Transition of the Laws of Property that Characterise Production of Commodities into Laws of Capitalist Appropriation Sibella Denton
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Play 62 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Value into Capital -- Section 2: Erroneous Conception, by Political Economy, of Reproduction on a Progressively Increasing Scale Sibella Denton
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Play 63 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Value into Capital -- Section 3: Separation of Surplus Value into Capital and Revenue. The Abstinence Theory Sibella Denton
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Play 64 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Value into Capital -- Section 4: Circumstances that, Independently of the Proportional Division Of Surplus Value into Capital and Revenue Determine the Amount of Accumulation. Degree of Exploitation of Labour Power. Productivity of Labour. Growing Difference in Amount Between Capital Employed and Capital Consumed. Magnitude of Capital Advanced Sibella Denton
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Play 65 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXIV: Conversion of Surplus Value into Capital -- Section 5: The So-called Labour Fund Gesine
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Play 66 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 1: The Increased Demand for Labour Power that Accompanies Accumulation, the Composition of Capital Remaining the Same Sibella Denton
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Play 67 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 2: Relative Diminution of the Variable Part of Capital Simultaneously with the Progress of Accumulation and of the Concentration that Accompanies it Sibella Denton
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Play 68 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 3: Progressive Production of a Relative Surplus Population or Industrial Reserve Army Sibella Denton
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Play 69 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 4: Different Forms of the Relative Surplus Population. The General Law of Capitalistic Accumulation Sibella Denton
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Play 70 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 5: Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Parts A-C anonymous
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Play 71 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 5: Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Part D Anna Simon
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Play 72 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 5: Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Part E Anna Simon
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Play 73 Part VII: The Accumulation of Capital -- Chapter XXV: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Section 5: Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation -- Part F Anna Simon
01:12:04
Play 74 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXVI: The Secret of Primitive Accumulation Anna Simon
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Play 75 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXVII: Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land Anna Simon
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Play 76 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXVIII: Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated, from the End of the 15th Century. Forcing down of Wages by Acts of Parliament Anna Simon
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Play 77 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXIX: Genesis of the Capitalist Farmer Gesine
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Play 78 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXX: Reaction of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. Creation of the Home Market for Industrial Capital Sibella Denton
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Play 79 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXXI: Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist Sibella Denton
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Play 80 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXXII: Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation anonymous
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Play 81 Part VIII: The So-Called Primitive Accumulation -- Chapter XXXIII: The Modern Theory of Colonisation anonymous
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