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By Fred Moseley

The participants to this stimulating choice of considerate essays learn the philosophical ideas and logical constitution underlying Marx's monetary concept in Capital.

The essays care for many methodological concerns together with: the which means of dialectic good judgment, the relation among Marx and Hegel, the historic specificity of Marx's recommendations, the emphasis on social types, the commodity because the place to begin of Capital, the speculation of cash, the excellence among capital generally and festival, and Marx's critique of bourgeois economics.

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What is not often real­ ized is that, if these forms are to be forms of value, the reverse se­ quence of internal relations must also hold. For, as was demonstrated above, the concept of value cannot be convincingly posited as objec­ tively grounded at the level of commodity exchange alone. , of exchange) under review. , of value) imputed to such relations gives rise to a contradiction. " In order to illustrate the point let us say something briefly about the value form as it develops from commodities to money to capital.

This, however, is a new value form, that of capital. That is to say, through a dialectical development the money form gives rise to the new form of value, value as the aim of exchange in the capital form. ilue. For a new contradiction arises when the source of sur­ plus-value must arise in this circulation form, yet cannot on the work­ ing assumption of equivalent exchange. "6’ The solu­ tioii is stated to lie in the purchase and consumption of the value­ producing agent labor power. - g t on the logic of derivation here; for there Marx attempts to ground circulation itself.

Q_uine’s rejec­ tion of separable “components” disqualihes subjectivism at the starting blocks, and his final statement economically expresses the outlook of redoubled empiricism. Donald Davidson (sounding much like Hegel—or Marx) provides a yet more thorough excavation of the subjectivist terrain: “there is the idea that any language distorts reality, which implies that it is only wordlessly if at all that the mind comes to grips with things as they really are. This is to conceive language as an inert (though necessarily distorting) medium independent of the human agencies that employ it; a view of language that surely cannot be maintained.

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