In reply to OPE-L 4966: Jerry, you wrote: "... then one would have demonstrated that Marx's theory on this issue is self-contradictory and logically flawed. Yet, this is not a conclusion that the TSSI can come to without abandoning one of its key assertions (they might say "results") about how Marx's theory is not self-contradictory nor logically flawed." The TSSI demolishes the claims that Marx's value theory has been PROVEN TO BE self-contradictory. But refuting false proofs of internal inconsistency is NOT the same thing as proving internal consistency. To my knowledge, no proponent of the TSSI -- especially not I -- has EVER, EVER, EVER asserted that Marx's theory is not self-contradictory nor logically flawed. This is a LIE INVENTED AND PROPAGATED BY OUR OPPONENTS in order to try to discredit us, to make us look like dogmatists. In fact, we are always willing to entertain the possibility of internal inconsistency in Marx's value theory! In fact, I entertained that very possibility just a few hours ago!! In fact, I entertained it in the very post to which you were referring!!! In fact, I wrote "If, however, we all acknowledge, as we all should, that Fred's interpretation fails because there's no evidence for the evil twin profit rate, and because his interpretation contradicts Marx's theory once we repudiate Fred's blatant immunizing strategy, then an unsuccessful alternative interpretation of the Part 2 evidence by me would suggest that *Marx's theory itself is self-contradictory*." !!!! In fact, the emphases were in the original!!!!! I think you should issue a public retraction. 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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