From: Howard Engelskirchen (howarde@TWCNY.RR.COM)
Date: Thu May 27 2004 - 20:42:19 EDT
Hi Jerry, I ran across a footnote a while back that Marx actually did the first German translation, with commentary, of Aristotle's De Anima. Do you know anything about that? Does anyone? Does it already exist? I referred to both the links in the post below, but saw no reference to this work as such. Could you forward the question on to Dr. Roth? Thanks, Howard ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerald A. Levy" <Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM> To: <OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:49 PM Subject: [OPE-L] (OPE-L) Re: Questions About Marx's Unpublished Manuscripts > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Regina Roth" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:53 AM > Subject: Re: (OPE-L) Questions About Marx's Unpublished Manuscripts > > > Dear Gerald, > > thank you for forwarding these questions about Marx's unpublished > manuscripts. Let > me give you some information from the view of the MEGA. > > As to the 12,000 pages of unpublished manuscripts I am not quite sure what > they > could mean, but I think these could be the manuscripts, that are drafts for > texts, not > published in the lifetime of Marx or Engels. (By the way, where did Agnus > Maddison > note this number?) > > To a) > Most of the manuscripts mentioned there are already published, in German as > well as > in English, in several editions. The most popular ones are the > Marx-Engels-Werke > (MEW) and the Collected Works (CW). These editions present all the works > published > in the authors' lifetimes, a selection of their manuscripts or drafts, and > also several > excerpts. > > A special case are the drafts of Marx for Volumes 2 and 3 of "Capital". Up > to now there > are only published the drafts for Volume 3 and the first draft for Volume 2 > from 1863- > 1865 in the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA), vol. II/4.2 and II/4.1. Not > yet > published but being prepared for publication are the drafts of Volume 2 from > 1868 to > 1882 and some manuscripts with regard to Volume 3 from 1867/68. They will > probably > be out by 2006. There will be no edition of these manuscripts within the > "Collected > Works", because former versions and drafts of work that was published by one > of the > authors are explicitly excluded. > > To b) and c) > Not yet out are 1. the drafts for "Capital" mentioned above, 2. most of the > excerpts of > Marx which reflect his diverse and comprehensive studies, mostly those from > 1851 > onwards (10 volumes out of 32 planned for the excerpts in MEGA have already > appeared). Some, like the ethnological excerpts from the late 1870s have > already been > published in other editions. Within the MEGA, the chemical excerpts appeared > recently. (For a detailed overview see > http://www.bbaw.de/forschung/mega/abt4.html > and http://www.bbaw.de/forschung/mega/revplan.html#anhang4) > > Generally, all the works and manuscripts produced by both authors (published > and > unpublished), and also every existing draft and excerpts from the writings > of other > authors will be published within the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA), that > is the > historical-critical edition of the complete writings of Marx and Engels. The > MEGA is > divided into four sections (Abteilungen). The first section deals with > works, articles, and > drafts; the second with "Capital" and preliminary studies; the third with > correspondence; and the fourth with excerpts, notes, and marginalia. Work on > this > edition is currently being carried out by the Brandenburg Academy of > Sciences and > Humanities, who also coordinates the work of several teams of researchers > from > Germany, Russia, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, the USA and Japan. > The language of the publication will be mainly German (althoug a lot of the > excerpts > were written in a mix of German and English, sometimes also French or other > languages). > > I hope some of this information can help. > > Best wishes, > Regina > > ***************************************************************** > Dr. Regina Roth > Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften > - Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe - > Jaegerstrasse 22-23 > 10117 Berlin > Tel.: 030 / 203 70 274 > e-mail: email@example.com > ***************************************************************** > > From: "Gerald A. Levy" <Gerald_A_Levy@msn.com> > To: <OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU> > Copies to: "Regina Roth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, > "Jerry-P" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: (OPE-L) Questions About Marx's Unpublished Manuscripts > Date sent: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:38:58 -0400 > > > > > Jurriaan wrote: > > > > > As Agnus Maddison noted, Marx wrote about 12,000 pages of > > > unpublished manuscripts in total .... > > > > I wonder: > > > > a) How many pages of manuscripts by Marx have _still_ not been > > published? E.g. does Maddison's figure _include_ or _exclude_ the > > Paris Manuscripts of 1844, the Economic Manuscripts of 1857-58, > > the drafts that were published posthumously by Engels as Volumes II > > and III of _Capital_ and the manuscripts on the history of > > economic thought later edited and published as _Theories of Surplus > > Value_ by Kautsky, his mathematical manuscripts, marginal notes on > > Wagner, etc.? > > > > b) For whatever quantity of manuscripts that remain unpublished, > > what are the reasons? E.g. are they in a form that makes publishing > > very difficult? Is there a shortage of finance and labour to do the > editing > > and publishing? Or what? > > > > c) What are the plans for publishing the remaining manuscripts? > > When can we expect the remaining works to be published (and > > in what languages)? > > > > In solidarity, Jerry > > > > > > Ernesto wrote: > > > By the way, Marx studied the Ciompi revolutioin and, so it seems, he > > > considered it as the first modern proletarian revolution (but I am not > > > sure of this). His notes are unpublished and I could not read them.
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