In reply to Fred's OPE-L 4932. Well, finally, an answer. Not one I accept, but at least an answer. Fred writes that "I would be willing to concede that my criticism of your interpretation of Marx's prices of production is invalid if there were passages in Marx's manuscripts (the more the better) in which he explicitly stated that prices of production may change due to input prices not being equal to output prices, as in your interpretation." This is too narrow a basis for discussion. Why must there be explicit statements? Why isn't it good enough that this be the implication of Marx's theory? Your answer makes it clear that there is no need for discussion. All one needs is a scanner and a search function. There is especially no point in my discussing the passages from Part 2, because they certainly do not state what you require of me. As I suspected, even a successful alternative interpretation of this evidence on my part will do no good. You have still not answered the question about your own interpretation rather than your critique of the TSSI. Under what conditions would you concede that YOUR OWN interpretation of Marx's value theory is incorrect, contrary to the textual evidence? Andrew ("Drewk") Kliman Dept. of Social Sciences Pace University Pleasantville, NY 10570 USA phone: (914) 773-3968 fax: (914) 773-3951 Home: 60 W. 76th St. #4E New York, NY 10023 USA "The practice of philosophy is itself theoretical. It is the critique that measures the individual existence by the essence, the particular reality by the Idea."
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