[OPE-L:5844] Re: form and content re value-form and abstract labour

From: Andrew Brown (Andrew@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)
Date: Sat Jun 09 2001 - 11:50:22 EDT


Thanks for your reply.  I think 'entity' is too stong. But if we 
substitute 'aspect' for 'entity'  I would go along with what you say. 
Ie. abstract labour are distinct aspects of value (and hence 
'distinguishable'). Of course, I think there is alot more to the 
qualitative side of all this (viz. 'congealment', immediate opposition, 
mediate identity, and other such difficult stuff) but I can accept 
what you say, with the substitution suggested above. And I agree 
with you about the profound importance this has for grapsing the 
quantitative side of value. 

Regarding Chai-on's very interesting post, I think it may well be that 
Chai-on's reading of Hegel on content and form is isomorphic to my 
conception of value. To my embarassment I don't have the time to 
think this through in order to confrim this - but will do so when I get 
the time. Pleased to 'virtually' meet you, Chai-on!

Many thanks,


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