[OPE-L:6949] Re: Re: value-form

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 23:13:04 EDT

I have seen a cat without a grin, but a grin without a cat? It's the 
most curious thing I have ever saw in my whole life.

Ah, what about the everyday life of the commodity, Marx says to Lewis Carroll.

Yes, Marx continues, it would seem absurd--in fact a hypostatization 
(or a fallacy of misplaced concretenes)--if the grin of a cheshire 
cat could self subsist. Grins are only supposed to be as real as 
grinners: abstracted aspects presuppose the objects or events from 
which they are abstracted.

  Grins do not jump off the faces of cats but...value jumps out of the 
body of its commodity in what  I call a salto mortale.

So the  value *aspect* of commodities has a  mysterious kind of 
concreteness or substantiality.

Let us look at this more closely...


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