 Mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx

The Mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx consist mostly of Karl Marx's attempts to understand the foundations of infinitesimal calculus, from around 1873–1883. A Russian edition edited by Sofya Yanovskaya was eventually published in 1968, and an English translation was published in (Marx 1983). Marx appears to have been unaware of the rigorous foundations of the calculus that had been developed by Cauchy and Weierstrass (Hubert 1978). His views on calculus have had little influence on mathematics, except that his interest may have been used during the cultural revolution to refute charges that mathematics was insufficiently Marxist. This may have contributed to an interest in nonstandard analysis among Chinese mathematicians (Dauben 1998).
References
 Dauben, Joseph W (1998), Marx, Mao and mathematics: the politics of infinitesimals, "Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol. III (Berlin, 1998)", Documenta Mathematica III: 799–809, ISSN 14310635, MR1648209, http://www.emis.ams.org/journals/DMJDMV/xvolicm/19/Dauben.MAN.html
 Kennedy, Hubert (1978), "Marx's mathematical manuscripts", Science and Nature 1: 59–62, ISSN 01933396, MR515991
 Kennedy, Hubert C. (1977), "Karl Marx and the foundations of differential calculus", Historia Mathematica 4 (3): 303–318, doi:10.1016/03150860(77)900581, ISSN 03150860, MR0441649
 Kennedy, Hubert C. (1982), "Marx, Peano, and Differentials", Science & Nature 5: 39–42, ISSN 01933396, http://www.autodidactproject.org/other/snpeano1.html
 Marx, Karl (1968), Yanovskaya, Sofya, ed., Matematicheskie rukopist, Moscow, Nauk
 Marx, Karl (1983) [1881], Yanovskaya, Sofya, ed., Mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx, London: New Park Publications Ltd., ISBN 9780861510283, MR710831, http://www.scribd.com/doc/22731491/MathematicalManuscriptsofKarlMarx1881
 Struik, Dirk J. (1948), "Marx and mathematics", A Centenary of Marxism, Science and Society, New York, pp. 181–196, MR0024378, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40399882
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