Re: [OPE-L] ISMT Conference in July on Marx and MEGA2

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Jul 03 2006 - 11:32:32 EDT

Hi Michael H:

Thanks for the additional information.  I agree, of course, that the
chronology is "a little bit more complicated".  In simplifying the
context of my question, I over-simplified -- because the exact
chronology wouldn't answer the question I asked which concerned
_why_ the chronological ordering of Marx's drafts was the way it was.
You write that it was "determined by different factors" , but this
is rather vague.  What were the different factors and what do we _know_
about their relative importance?

In solidarity, Jerry

>> The precise order of writing was determined by different factors:
>> what was clear for Marx and, what was an open question (for example that
>> Marx in 1864 started with book III after finishing book I may have had
>> the  reason, that he wanted to write down something what was clear to
>> him, but then he realized, that he also needed some results of book II
>> and  therefore he interrupted the work on book III) and especially in the
>> seventies the wish to publish vol. 2  determined Marx to concentrate
>> on book II.

>> >What do we know about _why_ Marx wrote the drafts in the order in
>> >which he did?

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