[OPE-L] Critique in Sraffa and Marx

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 17:28:13 EDT

It's also interesting to note that Sraffa claimed that
the purpose of _PCMC_ was critique.  Yet, there is hardly a
mention of any of the marginalist authors that were being
subjected to critique!  I believe that is because Sraffa
thought that _PCMC_ was a critique to the extent that it
represented a *superior* theory of the subject matter of
capitalism.  It's like a variation on the old slogan: the
best defense is a good offense.  If Sraffa could develop a
theory which in every respect was superior to marginalism then
that represented a critique _of_ marginalism.

Wasn't Sraffa _in this respect_ following the footsteps of

In solidarity, Jerry

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