[OPE-L:6512] Re: totality

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 11:23:01 EST

Re Rakesh's [6511]:

Of course, take your time.  In thinking about this
question re 'totality' and the world market,  (re-) consider 
please the meaning of the following sections of  the 

-- p. 108 (all page #s refer to Penguin edition);

-- pp. 227-28 in particular:

   "the world market the CONCLUSION, in which production 
    is posited as a TOTALITY together with all its moments,
    but within which, at the same time, ALL contradictions
    come into play. The world market then, again, forms the
    presumption of the WHOLE as well as its substratum.
    Crises are then the general intimation
    which points beyond the presupposition, and the urge
    which drives towards the adoption of the new historic
    form" (emphasis added, JL)

-- p. 264 in particular:

    "Finally the world market. Encroachment of bourgeois 
     society over the state. Crises. Dissolution of the mode of
     production and form of society based on exchange value. 
     Real positing of individual labour as social and vice versa".

In solidarity, Jerry

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Sat Mar 02 2002 - 00:00:04 EST