A reply to Jerry's OPE-L 4917. He wrote: "And if one side brings forward a particularly clear and unambivalent passage, then one might respond reasonably in any one of the following ways: ..." Why discuss such hypotheticals? It didn't happen. No one brought forward a particularly clear and unambivalent passage. Fred brought forward some stuff from Part 2 that, as he interpreted it, *contradicted* some other stuff from Ch. 6 (of Karl Marx's _Capital_, Vol. III). He was able to "overcome" the contradiction, to be sure, but only by means of a blatant immunizing strategy -- the creation, out of whole cloth, of a second profit rate. As I have pointed out, and as you have not tried to deny, there is no evidence for the existence of any such "evil twin" profit rate. Its sole function is to shield Fred's interpretation from falsification. It is a Ptolemaic added-on epicycle. 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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