[OPE-L:580] Re: Order of enquiry and critique

Michael A. Lebowitz (mlebowit@sfu.ca)
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 12:28:32 -0800

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In message Sun, 26 Nov 1995 09:24:49 -0800,
Paul Zarembka <ECOPAULZ@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu> writes:

> Althusser's suggestion to begin after Part I sends a clear message--that
> the essence of a theoretical understanding of Capital hinges on
> understanding on the capital--wage-labor relation.

I agree, but what is capital? This is the point that Marx was making (and
that Fred M. has underlined): to understand capital, we need to understand
money and to understand what money is, we need Part I.
in solidarity,

Michael A. Lebowitz
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