Re: [OPE] Value-Form Theory 101

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Tue Dec 09 2008 - 13:10:40 EST

on 2008-12-09 16:03 Paul Cockshott wrote:
> This of course has been the subject of much discussion on the list,
> whether abstract
> Labour is a property of the market or is ‘simple undifferentiated
> expenditure of human energy’
> And as such something prior to and a condition of existence of, markets.
Is it not possible to bridge some of this ground? One can construct a
theoretical concept such as (general) 'abstract labour'. Then the
discussion between both positions would be whether such a theoretical
concept is any useful in for understanding real economies or whether it
has any causal relations to them, capitalist or otherwise.

//Dave Z

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