publication . Research . 2007

Labour in Capitalist Society : Marx's View

Tsuto, Masahiro;
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  • Published: 31 Mar 2007 Journal: Journal of economics, business and law, volume 9, pages 1-16 (issn: 1344-770X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: College of Economics, Osaka Prefecture University
Marx's view on labour is many-sided. I will argue the multiple character of labour in five aspects, based on his 1857-58 note. We can grasp his view in following five phases. Namely, (1) material metabolism between man and Nature, (2) abstract human labour, (3) labour and free time, (4) active and creative labour, and (5) painful labour. In general, Marx's statements on (3), (4) and (5) phases of labour are less in his "Capital" than in his 1857-58 note. This is the reason why we often deal with his 1857-58 draft, in order to make the various phases of concrete labour clear. Marx suggests that overcoming of the pain and trouble, which labour entails inevitably, ...
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