Re: [OPE-L] English translation(s) of 'Darstellung'?

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Mon Oct 03 2005 - 08:36:54 EDT

[Chris wrote:]
All English translations are defective in offering Oembodiment¹ as the
translation of 'Darstellung' in the context of Marx¹s first chapter. Very
occasionally Marx does speak of Oembodied labour¹, but nearly always the
term is Darstellung. The labour of the worker is Darstellung in the value
of the product, that is, Opresented there¹. ORepresentation¹ is inadequate
here because it suggests a mere appearance form of something going on
elsewhere. But Opresentation¹ I think avoids this. Value does not just
represent abstract labour, it is the mode in which it becomes socially
objective, i.e. really present. In the same way money is the mode in which
value as universal is presented, not represented as if it already exists
somewhere else.

Hi again Chris,

I'm still think about your comments.

Isn't  "darstellung"  ordinarily and customarily translated into English as

If that is the case, is your point that the common or everyday translation
of "darstellung"  is inadequate as an expression for Marx's meaning in
relationship to value?

In solidarity, Jerry

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