Marx and Historical Laws

Abstract
Whether Marx indeed discovered a law of epochal transition requires an examination of his analysis of epochal change, as in the Grundrisse and Capital. Objections that Marx's theory of socioeconomic change is formally inconsistent can be dealt with through analysis of its content. Marx is shown to have formulated a schema for the understanding of social revolution in general, which can be properly understood only in terms of the increasing complexity of successive social formations.