[OPE-L:6741] [OPE-L:214] Re: Re: Re: Re: Chapter 1

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 19:03:46 -0500 (EST)

Chris wrote:

> Agreed. Capital measures itself as a mass of value valorising itself across
> time. Therefore if it can be shown that some other element e.g. intensity
> can be manipulated to allow a given capital to produce more of the output
> than other capitals in a given time they wil do this but when the other
> capitals catch up with the firt then we are back to time.

I think that if we were to further examine the question of "time", as
suggested in Ch. 1, we would be led to discuss both the
capital/wage-labour relation and the capital/capital relation. This, of
course, is not accidental and has to do with the importance of the
"starting point" in Marx's (and Hegel's) theory. So perhaps we should
discuss more -- returning to basics -- why _Capital_ begins with the
commodity and its two-fold nature.

In solidarity, Jerry

PS: I'm back in the saddle again [!]
I bought another boat! Her name is "Avatara" and she was built in
Denmark in 1968 (like "Bon Copain"). She is a 28 foot fiberglass sloop
with a full keel and an outboard rudder. The previous owner sailer her
with his daughter from her home port in Sweden through the canal system in
Central Europe, thru the Med, across the Atlantic Ocean via the Canaries,
and in the Caribbean. He then sailed the boat solo from Puerto Rico to
Martha's Vineyard. She is now in a boat yard in Noank, Connecticut --
just a few miles from my home town of New London. I *will* be sailing
again next summer!