[OPE-L:2952] Fwd: Re: Re: Re: Re: Marx and Keynes and Riccardo on money

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@Princeton.EDU)
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 11:23:10 EDT

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Dear Riccardo,
Well I feared that my points could not be followed, so please allow me to
throw the question back at you.
1. How are money, value and capital category mistakes?
2. How do they shape social laws?
3. What does this have to do with Hegel?
At the simplest level, I am saying that as I understand Marx, he is
demonstrating that as long as we subjected ourselves to money driven
behavior and thereby allowed our social labor to be regulated by things, we
would be caught up in all kinds of nonsense and absurdities, which would
take painstaking philosophical analysis to uncover though not abolish.
Yours, Rakesh

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At 20:47 +0100 22-04-2000, bhandari@Princeton.EDU (Rakesh Bhandari
(bhandari@Princeton.ED wrote:

>If someone asks to see the university and then after being shown the
>biology, history, physics, etc departments still asks to be shown the the
>university, we understand the obvious category mistake.

Rakesh, I don't follow you very much. This may be a category mistake. The
problem is that money actually exists, value actually exists, capital
actually exists, and that this category mistakes actually shapes our lives
defining the law of economic and social reproduction. Has this nothing to
do with Hegel?


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