Re: [OPE-L] The Ghost in Volume 3 of Marx's _Capital_

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Fri Oct 28 2005 - 08:47:01 EDT

> This quote sums it up nicely. The substance of value is 'ghostly' labour
> because it purely abstract, purely non-sensuous labour, hence requiring
> money for its existence.

Hi Andy:

Hence the problem with the  Labour in the Trinity Formula  is that it is "no
more than an abstraction and taken by itself does not exist at all"  rather
than labour with the specific "historically determined social form" and
"well defined character" of wage-labour?

In solidarity, Jerry

Vol 3, Ch. 48, last paragraph in the 1st section:

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