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On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Paul Zarembka wrote:
> Also, Althusser's "a-historicism" implies that "simple commodity
> production" is not an historical precursor of "generalized commodity
> production", EVEN IF one can identify elements, historically, of the
> former before the latter. In other words, "simple commodity production"
> is a theoretical construct, as is "generalized commodity production" -- a
> product of theoretical WORK (Althusser emphasizes that theory is WORK --
> is a production process). There should be no confusion between history
> itself and theory.
So does Althusser think that Part 1 is about simple commodity production
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