In OPE-L 4916, Rakesh wrote: "I don't believe this. What is your alternative interpretation of the passage in which Marx lays out the only two reasons why he allows prices of production to change?" Forget what you believe. Forget my alternative interpretation. In fact, forget about this whole issue for a moment. We have unfinished business from 3 days ago (see my OPE-L 4884). Please tell me, since you do not like my test, how *YOU* would test the truth-value of Fred Moseley's claim that HIS "prices of production" change if and only if technology (productivity of labor) changes. Again, I point out that your attempt to beg off this problem, by saying Moseley must be right "by definition," doesn't work. I'm saying there is an internal contradiction in his definitions. That's what's at issue. That's what must be tested. Once this issue is disposed of, I'll be happy to return to the other one. Andrew ("Drewk") Kliman Dept. of Social Sciences Pace University Pleasantville, NY 10570 USA phone: (914) 773-3968 fax: (914) 773-3951 Home: 60 W. 76th St. #4E New York, NY 10023 USA "The practice of philosophy is itself theoretical. It is the critique that measures the individual existence by the essence, the particular reality by the Idea."
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