Re: [OPE-L] A question on literature concerning "hoards" in Volume 2 of Capital

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Tue Nov 14 2006 - 11:06:20 EST

>>Hanno, please elaborate on how this concerns the logic of Marx's
>>methodological approach...
>Hi Rakesh,
>sorry for the delay! Academic constraints... as usual.

My empathies.

>I think I dont want to refer to the logic of Marx' methodological approach
>in general right now and right here. But one point that I think is
>remarkable concerns some kind of unfruitful yet ubiquitous division of
>labour in the Marxian discourse. It seems to me that "value-form theorists"
>in general tend to focus on Volume I while "Marxist economists" typically
>("knee-jerking") refer to those parts of Volume II and III where one is able
>to calculate (i.e. the schemes of reproduction or the transformation
>problem). There are some exceptions to this rule, for sure. But in general,
>both realms are barely connected.

Hi Hanno,
One highlight on this list was the discussion between Chris Arthur
and Andrew Brown on value form theories. Chris' interpretation turned
out to be so nuanced that there was not as much conflict between the
two as one would think. Andrew has attempted to transcend that
conflict as have Alfredo Saad Filho. Have you seen the latter's Value
of Marx?

Yours, Rakesh

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