[OPE-L:634] Re: Order of enquiry and critique

Paul Zarembka (ECOPAULZ@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu)
Sun, 3 Dec 1995 06:08:49 -0800

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On Tue, 28 Nov 1995, Michael A. Lebowitz wrote:

> 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.

Mike, I must have missed something along the way, but why do we need to
understand money to understand capital, not the other way around? Paul