Gabriele Schimmenti

The Italian Translation of Marx’s Comments on James Mill’s “Élémens d’économie Politiqueµ

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Keywords: Alienation, Comments on James Mill, Dellavolpismo, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, Italian Marxism, MEGA

My article intends to retrace and discuss the Italian translation of Marx’s Comments on James Mill, Élémens D’économie Politique, included within the third volume of the Italian Marx-Engels Opere Complete, edited by Nicolao Merker in 1976 and published by Editori Riuniti. This translation gains a certain relevance in the history of the Italian translations of Marx’s writings, since it integrated and contrasted some concurrent translations and set a new fruitful terminological standard in the Italian Opere complete. Nevertheless, I will examine also its limits and discuss some alternative translations, arguing for a new edition on the basis of the new German historical critical edition of Marx and Engels (MEGA).

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