[OPE-L:5620] the role of tautologies in VFT?

From: Gerald_A_Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@email.msn.com)
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 08:03:55 EDT

Nicky wrote in [5617]:

> VFT rejects an axiomatic or 'analytic'
> interpretation of value theory,

If VFT rejects an axiomatic or analytic
interpretation of value, why does it not also
reject the use of tautologies in interpreting value?

In [5577], Geert wrote that the equation for
aggregate value put forward by R/W
represents an "informed tautology (for conceptual
clarification) WITHIN the [R/W, JL]
framework."    What is an informed tautology
and why is it any better than an axiom? What is
the status of 'informed technologies' in the presentation of systemic
dialectical theory? Is it
an optional device for presentation purposes only (an example of
'picture-thinking'?)  or is it
an essential aspect of the theory itself?

In solidarity, Jerry

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