[OPE-L:4862] RE: Re: RE: the new value theory

From: Drewk (Andrew_Kliman@msn.com)
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 11:18:53 EST

In reply to OPE-L 4857:

Jerry wrote:  "most would agree that Marx's theories can no longer
be described as being "new"."

Nor can Aristarchus' system be described as having been new in
Copernicus' time.  But the *Copernican system* certainly was new.
It was a rediscovery profoundly at variance with then-existing

Jerry also wrote:  "I gather, then, that you claim that it was
Marx's value theory rather than more recent "Marxian theories of
value" that represented a Copernican
revolution.  Thus, the "Copernican revolution"  in value theory
happened in the 19th Century (even if that wasn't fully
appreciated at that time)."

No.  The Copernican Revolution is taking place at this moment.
The analogy is

Aristarchus' theory <==> Marx's theory
Copernicus's revolution <==> current revolution in value theory

Andrew Kliman

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