[OPE-L:7958] Re: relation of value to organic composition of capital

From: Andrew Brown (Andrew@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 11:53:10 EST


On my view 'organic' refers to the bringing to together of the two 
elements of capital, the mp and LP.

You refer to the bringing together of use value and value. But Marx 
doesn't refer to the 'organic composition of the commodity' in order 
to refer to the unity of value and use value. Rather, he simply refers 
to the commodity. Thus I am questioning why, in further 
developments, he suddenly has to use the term 'organic' to refer to 
the unity of value and use value whereas previously he didn't.

Many thanks,


> Andy asked in  [7955]:
> >  My question is, then, why 
> > not simply call the 'OCC' the 'CC'? The term 'CC' would then refer
> > to the unity. The terms 'TCC' and 'VCC' would refer to the two poles
> > of the unity.
> Why not ask first: what meaning did Marx attach to the word "organic"
> in this context?   
> In solidarity, Jerry

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