LABORATORIO PER LA CRITICA SOCIALE ----- Original Message ----- From: Alan Freeman Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 10:18 PM Subject: Rome conference on Marx's value theory The Laboratory for Social Critique Introduces the book published in the series 'Critical Knowledge' AN OLD MYTH: THE TRANSFORMATION OF VALUES INTO PRICES IN MARX'S CAPITAL The presentation and discussion will be held on May, 21, 2002 at the 'Centro Congressi' of Rome University, La Sapienza, Via Salaria 113. Morning Session (9:30 to 13:00) Chair: L. Vasapollo 9:30 Introduction by L. Vasapollo. 10:00 Interventions by the authors ; 12:00 The authors reply to the public's questions. Afternoon Session(14:30 to 18:00) Chair: L. Vasapollo 14:30 Round Table: THE TRANSFORMATION: SIMULTANEISM OR TEMPORALISM?. The Round Table will be opened by A. Kliman who will summarize the morning session. 15:00 Interventions by scholars and politicians: A.Callari (Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, USA), M. De Angelis (Univ. East London), D. K Foley (Univ.New School, New York), G. Mazzetti (Univ. Calabria), G. Mongiovi (Univ. New York), F.Petri (Univ. Siena), E. Screpanti (Univ. Siena). Sen. P. Di Siena (Vicepresident, Associazione .Rinnovazione. Sinistra), On. A Gianni (Dep. Partito di Rinnovazione Comunista), On. N.Nesi (President. Scientific Committee, Partito Comunista Italiana), On. A.Tortorella (Pres. Associazione Rinnovazione. Sinistra), Senator. C. Salvi (President, Associazione. Socialismo 2000). 17:30 Answers and concluding remarks by A. Freeman 18:00 Conclusions by L. Vasapollo LABORATORIO PER LA CRITICA SOCIALE del Centro Studi Trasformazioni Economico-Sociali (CESTES-PROTEO) Via dell'Aereoporto 129,00175 Roma Tel. 067628275/6 Fax .067628233 e.mail: email@example.com Further Information AN OLD MYTH: THE TRANSFORMATION OF VALUES INTO PRICES IN MARX'S CAPITAL is edited by Luciano Vasapollo(Univ. Roma "La Sapienza", Lab.Social Critique) with essays by G. Carchedi, A. Freeman, P. Giussani, A. Kliman, A. Ramos The Conference is organized in such a way that the authors, together with the scholars and the politicians invited, will provide an answer to the following questions: 1. Has Marx's transformation procedure been proven inconsistent? 2. Is Bortkiewictz's interpretation of Marx's value theory Marx's own theory? 3. Is it true that simultaneous valuation leads necessarily to an interpretation of exploitation purely in physical terms? If this is true, is this valuation compatible with Marx's theory of exploitation in terms of surplus labour? 4. Has Marx's theory of the tendential fall in the profit rate been disproved?
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