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Marx Poverty of Philosophy

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Karl Marx
The Poverty of Philosophy
Answer to the Philosophy of Poverty
by M. Proudhon
Introduction

Foreword...................................................................................................................3 k
Preface to the First German Edition (1885).................................................................. 41 k
Introduction to the Second German Edition (1892)........................................................ 3 k

Chapter One: A Scientific Discovery

Part 1: The Antithesis of Use Value and Exchange Value.............................................. 26 k
Part 2: Constituted Value of Synthetic Value.............................................................. 74 k
Part 3: Application of the Law of the Proportionality of Value....................................... 49 k

Chapter Two: The Metaphysics of Political Economy

Part 1: The Method.................................................................................................... 49 k
Part 2: Division of Labour and Machinery..................................................................... 37 k
Part 3: Competition and Monopoly............................................................................. 19 k
Part 4: Property or Ground Rent................................................................................. 26 k
Part 5: Strikes and Combinations of Workers............................................................... 20 k

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Introduction to this Version
In this work Marx critiques the economic (chapter one) and philosophical (chapter two) doctrine ofP.J.
Proudhon.

Marx started work on this book in January 1847, as can be judged from Engel's letter to Marx on January
15, 1847. By the begining of April 1847, Marx's work was completed in the main and had gone to the
press. On June 15, 1847 he wrote a short foreward.

Published in Paris and Brussels in 1847, the book was not republished in full during Marx's lifetime.
Excerpts from section five of Chapter Two appeared in different years, mostly between 1872 - 1875 in
The Poverty of Philosophy
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1840/pov-phil/index.htm (1 of 2) [23/08/2000 16:38:08]

papers such as La Emancipacion, Der Volksstaat,Soical-Demokrat, and others. In 1880 Marx attempted to publish the Poverty of Philosophy in the French socialist newspaperL'\u00c9galit\u00e9, the organ of the French Workers' Party, but only the foreword and section one of Chapter One were published.

This translation is from the original 1847 French edition. It has been updated to also include the
changes/corrections Marx made in the copy of the book he presented to N. Utina in 1876, as well as the
corrections made by Frederick Engels in the second French edition and the German editions of 1885 and
1892. The first English edition of this work was published in 1900 by Twentieth Century Press. Note:
italics in quotations are as a rule Marx's. Also, references added in brackets correspond to the same
edition Marx used.

Written: First half of 1847
Source: The Poverty of Philosophy, by Karl Marx
Publisher: Progress Publishers, 1955
First Published: in Paris and Brussels, 1847
Translated: from the French by the Institute of Marxism Leninsim (1955)
Online Version: mea 1993; Marx/Engels Internet Archive (marxists.org) 1999
Transcribed: Zodiac
HTML Markup: Brian Basgen

Marx/Engels Internet Archive
The Poverty of Philosophy
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Karl Marx
The Poverty of Philosophy
Foreword

M. Proudhon has the misfortune of being peculiarly misunderstood in Europe. In France, he has the right to be a bad economist, because he is reputed to be a good German philosopher. In Germany, he has the right to be a bad philosopher, because he is reputed to be one of the ablest French economists. Being both German and economist at the same time, we desire to protest against this double error.

The reader will understand that in this thankless task we have often had to abandon our criticism of M. Proudhon in order to criticize German philosophy, and at the same time to give some observations on political economy.

Karl Marx
Brussels, June 15, 1847

M. Proudhon's work is not just a treatise on political economy, an ordinary book; it is a bible.
"mysteries", "Secrets Wrested from the Bosom of God", "Revelations" \u2014 it lacks nothing. But as
prophets are discussed nowadays more conscientiously than profane writers, the reader must resign
himself to going with us through the arid and gloomy eruditions of "Genesis", in order to ascend later,
with M. Proudhon, into the ethereal and fertile realm ofsuper-socialism. (See Proudhon, Philosophy of

Poverty, Prologue, p.III, line 20.)
Next: Preface (1885)
The Poverty of Philosophy
The Poverty of Philosophy \u2014 Foreword
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