RE: [OPE] value-form theory redux

From: Philip Dunn <>
Date: Sat Mar 14 2009 - 21:39:38 EDT

On Sun, 2009-03-15 at 01:47 +0100, GERALD LEVY wrote:
> Value, like use-value, is an attribute of commodities; value is not an
> attribute of use-values.

Hi Jerry

A metaphysical subtlety. Taking a hylomorphic view of the commodity as
an ontological compound of the value-form with use-value as matter, I
would not agree that use-value is an attribute of the commodity. The
commodity and the use-value, its material bearer, are entities in their
own right and it does not seem right to call one entity an attribute of
another. The statue made of bronze is not a metal but bronze is. The
statue would cease to exist when melted down but the bronze would remain
in existence.

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