[OPE-L:3692] Re: Re: Re: textual evidence

From: ernst@pipeline.com
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 16:39:47 EDT

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I think you're right that almost, if not, all of
V3 before V1. You're also right that V3 and V2
were put together by Engels after Marx's death.

If I'm not mistaken, much of V2 was written after
V1 was published.


ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu wrote:
> 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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