Re: [OPE-L] ISMT Conference in July on Marx and MEGA 2

From: Regina Roth (roth@BBAW.DE)
Date: Mon May 15 2006 - 12:57:09 EDT


Jerry,

A "historical-critical edition" critically explores and analyses all sources available for
each  text of any author. In my view, this term refers mainly to two aspects.

First, texts provided by a critical edition offer a comprehensive and reliable basis for
research and for other editions. That means that every text, especially if handwritten,
has to be checked against the original wherever it is kept. Or, if, for a text, there are
more than one witnesses, which have come down to us, all of them are gathered, and
they have to be compared before constituting this reliable "edited text" (i.e. if there are
differing formulations in several prints). All variants are documented. If there are
corrections to be made by the editors they are also listed.

Second, the editors are exploring where, how, why, in what context a text has been
written. They also tell, if other versions of a text exist, and in what way they differ. So,
the development of texts, works etc. are in the focus of a historical-critical edition.
Some more details on the philological principles of the MEGA may be found on this
site:

http://www.bbaw.de/bbaw/Forschung/Forschungsprojekte/mega/en/Startseite

Regina



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From:                   Riccardo Bellofiore <riccardo.bellofiore@UNIBG.IT>
Subject:                Re: [OPE-L] ISMT Conference in July on Marx and MEGA 2
To:                     OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU

> Jerry,
>
> I think you find the answer on this site, and on this page:
>
> http://www.iisg.nl/~imes/intromega.html
>
> The term they actually use is
> historical-critical. The paper I attach explains
> the 'why' . But Regina Roth, Rolf Hecker, or
> Michael Heinrich, or Roberto Fineschi, may tell
> much more.
>
> riccardo
>
>
>
> At 14:14 -0400 12-05-2006, glevy@PRATT.EDU wrote:
> >Someone on another list, to whom I had forwarded Riccardo's
> >post on the conference,  asked me:
> >
> >>   What's 'the critical edition' that is referred to in the title?
> >
> >I answered:
> >
> >>  The new scholarly editions in German published as part of MEGA2 of
> >>   Volumes 2 & 3 of  _Capital_.  See below.
> >
> >But, (Regina, Riccardo, or Michael H),  why is that called  the
> >"critical edition"?
> >
> >In solidarity, Jerry
> >
> >
> >
> >09:00    MICHAEL HEINRICH (FHTW, Berlin, Germany)
> >Reconstruction or Deconstruction? Methodological Controversies about
> >value and capital and new insights by the critical edition
> >
> >11:10       ROLF HECKER (MEGA, Berlin, Germany)
> >New Perspectives opened by the publication of the original
> >manuscripts of Das Kapital, Volume II
> >
> >15:00  REGINA ROTH (MEGA, Berlin, Germany)
> >New Perspectives opened by the publication of the original
> >manuscripts of Das Kapital, Volume III
>
>
> --
> Riccardo Bellofiore
> Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
> "Hyman P. Minsky"
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>

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Dr. Regina Roth
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
- Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe -
Jaegerstrasse 22/23
D-10117 Berlin
Tel.: 030/20370274
e-mail: roth@bbaw.de
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