[OPE-L:3765] Re: TransFORMation

aramos@aramos.b (aramos@aramos.bo)
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 07:43:39 -0800 (PST)

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Dear Chai-on:

I have some questions on your OPE-L [3755]:

> From Hegels Logic (Clarendon Press, 1975, pp 260-274),
> I could extract three kinds of change.

The "Hegel's Logic" are you quoting is not the Science of
Logic, but the part devoted to "Logic" in the Encyclopaedia?

> (1) Mechanical change (2) Chemical change (3)
> Teleological (Biological) change. In (1) and (2), both
> form and content can change but the substance cannot
> change. In (3), however, even the substance can change.

Do you think that Marx's using of "form" and "substance"
(e.g. in V.I, Ch. 1) corresponds exactly to Hegel's?

What would be the difference between "substance" and

Do you know some published work(s) on this issue? I mean:
Marx's key words coming from Hegel's work, like "substance"
and "form". This terms have a long history in Philosophy,
clearly beginning with Aristotle or Plato. I remember that
Marx presents Aristotle as "the great investigator who was
the first to analyse the value-form".

Alejandro Ramos M.