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Theory is History

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Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 17)

Part of the book sub series: Texts and Protocols (BRIEFSTEXTS)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. The Globalized Law of Value

    • Samir Amin
    Pages 1-4
  3. Capitalism and Ground Rent

    • Samir Amin
    Pages 5-30
  4. Re-reading the Post War Period

    • Samir Amin
    Pages 61-78
  5. China: The Emerging Nation

    • Samir Amin
    Pages 115-132
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 133-143

About this book

This book focuses on a central concept that “Theory is History”, as the theory of capitalism can only be formulated on the basis of an analysis of its history. In contrast, bourgeois thinking replaces the analysis of historical capitalism with an abstract theory without any links to reality. “Economics”, which is the theory of an imaginary system, then becomes an apologia intended to give legitimacy to the behaviour of the owners of capital. The author pays special attention to the globalization of the law of value. The individual chapters illustrate the author’s thesis by focusing on the links between capital and land ownership, between modernity and religious interpretation, and on questions of the global expansion of capitalism, particularly the ways it has evolved in certain countries, in this case Russia and China. This anthology supplements the author’s previous work, centred on the rise of the South—his reading of capitalism focusing on its imperialist nature.

Keywords

  • Globalized Values
  • Ground Rent
  • Historical Capitalism
  • Imperialist Rent
  • Roads of Development
  • Third World Forum

Authors and Affiliations

  • Directeur Forum du Tiers Monde, Paris, France

    Samir Amin

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