[OPE-L:6179] Re: Re: olletti

From: howard engelskirchen (lhengels@igc.org)
Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 17:05:38 EST


Give me a reference or two for dudley shapere.



At 04:17 PM 11/13/01 -0800, you wrote:
>i should read again tony smith's critique of colletti before noting that 
>colletti has had an important influence on me.  
>first and foremost, colletti was important in resisting the emasculation of 
>marx's theory of value: his writings checked the tendency to decouple
value and 
>money (last pages of Marxism and Hegel in which colletti so brilliantly
>the structural similarity between marx's critique of hegel's phil of right
>marx's critique of the money form, as riccardo's work has reminded us), to 
>reduce the law of value to an equilibrium mechanism (theory of crash), to
>value as a convenient fiction (bernstein essay); moreover, colletti was
>that the sraffian attempt to save marx's value theory implied its
>i do not think colletti was successful in saving marx's theory of value from 
>its misinterpretation and dilution but his were important salvoes in the 
>defense of marx's most important theoretical efforts.
> i also find important colletti's attempt to separate marxism from
>radical critiques of reason or instrumental reason (such as it is embodied
>technology); so for example the critiques of vitalism in marxism and hegel
>marcuse in from rousseau to lenin seem to me to be important interventions 
>against the new left, though  colletti suffered from a positivist
conception of 
>science (yet i think he made a positive reference in the mid 70s or later to 
>such a post positivist philosopher as mary hesse; and one wonders what he
>have thought of a dudley shapere). 
>colletti's reflections on the meanings of equality in rousseau's social 
>contract and marx's critique of the gotha programme are also very
insightful, i 

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