Re: [OPE] Raya Dunayesvskaya (1910 - 1987)

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Mon Apr 05 2010 - 07:15:12 EDT

Part of Dunayevskaya’s work revolves around the issue of the role of incentives and differential remuneration in a socialist economy. She made her point in a controversy in the American Economic Review where other socialist intervened: Baran, Landauer, Lange, and Rogin. This issue is the Marxian principle ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’ versus a modified one, i.e., ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his labor.’ Che Guevara’s position was very close to Dunayevskaya.  A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: Dave Zachariah <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: vie,2 abril, 2010 20:44 Asunto: Re: [OPE] Raya Dunayesvskaya (1910 - 1987) On 2010-04-02 19:46, Alejandro Valle Baeza wrote: > This year is celebrated the centenary of the birth of the theoretic and > Marxist revolutionary Raya Dunayesvskaya  (1910 - 1987), it was > published recently in Spanish: Philosophy and revolution, of Hegel to > Sartre and Marx to Mao (Filosofía y revolución, de Hegel a Sartre y de > Marx a Mao, México, Siglo XXI, 2009). Ukrainian of birth, Raya settles > with its family in the United States in 1922; she arrives at Mexico in > 1937 as secretary of Trotski in Russian language, breaking with him by > their political divergences with respect to the characterization of the > Soviet Union: while she thought, mainly after the non-aggression pact > Hitler-Stalin of 1939, that Russia was not more a Worker's State, the > founder of the Red Army maintained whenever it was a Worker's State, > although degenerate. In 1938 she returns to the United States, where she > carries out an intense political activity and a prolific intellectual > production, related both to the newspaper News and Letters, expression > of the current Marxist-humanist who it was founded by the fifties. She > sustains that originally Marx denominated their new theoretical > elaborations no materialism nor idealism, but humanism. >    Alejandro, can you point to any strengths in Dunayesvskaya's work? The small amount of material that I've come across from so-called 'Marxist-humanism' has not been convincing at all, neither theoretically nor politically. //Dave Z _______________________________________________ ope mailing list

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