Re: [OPE-L] New Version of Capital Annotations

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Sat Feb 05 2005 - 09:45:36 EST

> Why did you have troubles opening it?


I think the reason was simply because it was a large file.

> Vorstellen is an interesting word, and I added a chapter
> about it, which I will upload tomorrow or so.  I found 61
> occurrences of this word in *Capital I*.

He also used it in many of his other writings on political

> I see three different uses:
> (1) Sometimes it means a prescientific thought, idea, hunch,
> imagination.  This term comes from Hegel, sometimes
> translated with picture-thinking.
> (2) Sometimes it means the same or something very similar to
> darstellen, represent.
> (3) The third meaning of "vorgestellt" is: notional, as
> opposed to real.  Another German synonym for this meaning is
> ideell (not ideal, there is a difference between the two).


So, how does one go about deciding _which_ of these meanings/
translations is intended by Marx in a particular instance?

Did Hegel also use vorstellung, in some contexts, to mean (2)
and (3)?

In solidarity, Jerry

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