Re: [OPE-L] Ch. 7 as starting point for reading Capital???

From: Riccardo Bellofiore (riccardo.bellofiore@UNIBG.IT)
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 05:36:19 EDT

Actually, Althusser suggested to skip the first 
section - that is, the first three chapters, and 
begin with chapter 4 in the English edition.

Personally, I think this is wrong.

Nevertheless I have suggested on this list that 
chapter 7 in the English edition (5 in the 
Italian) is to me the key chapter in Volume 1, 
and in the whole Capital. This I have argued in 
several places, including my chapter in 
Bellofiore-Taylor eds, The Constitution of 
Capital, section 3.

I don't know however if this was what John had in mind.


At 19:17 -0500 19-06-2007, John Holloway wrote:
>A request for help.
>I think someone on this list (Rakesh, perhaps?) made a comment once about
>Althusser advising people to start reading Capital from ch.7. Is this right?
>Does anyone have a reference, or even a quote?
>Many thanks if you can help me on this.

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