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

From: Andrew Brown (A.Brown@LUBS.LEEDS.AC.UK)
Date: Fri Oct 28 2005 - 10:21:42 EDT

Hi Jerry,

The two aspects you quote are aspects of the same thing, they are not
mutually exclusive. Wage labour creates ('fully developed') value; value
is an historically specific perversion where pure abstract labour,
labour as such, has become a substance, congealed in, or as, the

Many thanks - am away from email for the week so can't contribute
further to this interesting discussion.


-----Original Message-----
From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of Jerry Levy
Sent: 28 October 2005 13:47
Subject: Re: [OPE-L] The Ghost in Volume 3 of Marx's _Capital_

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

Hi Andy:

Hence the problem with the  Labour in the Trinity Formula  is that it is
more than an abstraction and taken by itself does not exist at all"
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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