[OPE-L:3691] Re: Re: textual evidence

From: TonyTinker (TonyTinker@email.msn.com)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 14:20:56 EDT

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Subject: [OPE-L:3682] Re: textual evidence

Fred Moseley wrote:

> I am not sure what this means. Does it mean that the definition of
> constant capital changes from Volume 1 to Volume 3, i.e. that constant
> capital is defined in terms of money in Volume 1 and in terms of
> labor-times in Volume 3? I find it highly unlikely that Marx would change
> the definition of his key concept of constant capital from Volume 1 to
> Volume 3, without a single discussion of this very significant change. It
> may indeed be that the MAGNITUDE of constant capital might change from
> Volume 1 to Volume 3 (I don't think so), but surely the DEFINITION of
> constant capital does NOT change.

Without wishing to take this discussion off on a tangent, I understood that
many parts of Volume II and III (assembled by Engels) were actually written
by Marx before Volume I. Is the above correct in assuming that the logical
development of Marx's thought corresponds with the volume number?

Tony Tinker

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