Re: [OPE-L] Capital in General

From: Andrew Brown (A.Brown@LUBS.LEEDS.AC.UK)
Date: Thu Oct 27 2005 - 09:41:50 EDT

Jerry, Paul

So Jerry is taking the perspective of system-wide conditions of
existence. Paul is, on the other hand, taking the perspective of any
individual commodity within the system (pre-supposing the existence of
the system, and the internal relations that define it).

Then you are both right, no?


PS I promise this is the last time I mention this notion of difference
of perspectives....

-----Original Message-----
From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of glevy@PRATT.EDU
Sent: 27 October 2005 14:32
Subject: Re: [OPE-L] Capital in General

> You seem to be  saying  variable capital of a particular value is not
> 'laid out' in order to purchase labour power? But that somehow until
> labour power is purchased ( with something of no value?) it has no
> value, and does not work within a social relation?... Don't we have to
> start with the assumption that the relation exists and then analyse
> movement, rather than waiting for the individual 'blessing' of the
> market ?

Paul B:

The issue (the way I see it) is not one of waiting for a 'blessing';
rather, the issue is conceiving of the value relation in such a
way that all _necessary_ moments in that relation are grasped and

In solidarity, Jerry

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