[OPE-L:3518] Aristole

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@Princeton.EDU)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 13:28:27 EDT

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In Marx's Grundrisse and Hegel's Logic Hiroshi Uchida quotes from Alfred
Schmidt's The Concept of Nature in Marx:

"Here [in the Grundrisse] Marx tried to grasp the relation of Subject and
Object in labour by using pairs of concepts, such as 'form-matter', or
'reality-possibility', which stem from Aristotle, whoem he rated highly as
a philosopher. In an immediate sense, of course, Marx depended on the
corresponding categories of Hegel's loigic., but as they are interpreted
materialistically their Aristotlean origin shines mroe clearly though than
it does in Hegel himself."

Uchida then goes on to use these concepts to probe Marx's analysis of of
the labor process in the Grundrisse. He does not consider the use of the
concepts in Capital's analysis of the the commodity, relative and
equivalent forms, the potentiae and actuality of value, and the fetishism
of money-- specifically deriving its attributes from its metallic content,
instead of its specifically equivalent form which is indeed sufficiently
'causal' that a metallic substratum is not even needed to have taken on
that form, shape or gestalt...but Marx could not go entertain the
possibility of pure form....

Yours, Rakesh

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