[OPE-L:6467] Non-Capital and Variable Capital

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 08:43:23 -0400 (EDT)

"*Use-value* confronting capital as posited exchange-value is
*labour*. Capital exchanges itself, or exists in this specific
form only in relation to *non-capital*, the negation of
capital, in respect to which alone it is capital; the real
non-capital is *labour*" (_CW_, Vol. 28, p. 204, emphasis in


Re: living-labour and variable capital

Since we're talking about variable capital, I would be interested in
hearing what others think about the treatment of "non-capital" in
_Capital_. E.g. what does the above suggest about the archiotronic
structure of _Capital_ and the extent to which the "negation of capital"
is (or is not) explicitly discussed as a subject in its own right?

In solidarity, Jerry