Tag Archives: 1861-63

Fetish Character and personification in 18661-63 Continued.

Another of Marx’s summary notes that recall the logic of the fragmentary argument he presents over the course of the 1861-63 manuscripts. I highlight it for the continued emphasis on personification and the fetish characteristic properties of value. Note here … Continue reading

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On the dissolution of fetish forms.

Some great passages on Marx’s notes on real and formal subsumption in the 1861-63 manuscripts such as the following which gestures towards the historical specificity of the social ontology of capitalist labour as expressed in the fetish characteristic forms of … Continue reading

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The Value of Science.

Applicable to academic reproduction to I would argue: “The product of mental labour — science — always stands far below its value, because the labour time needed to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labour time required … Continue reading

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Knowledge and Capital.

Might be interesting to use the following in relation to theories of cognitive capital: “Knowledge thus becomes independent of labour and enters the service of capital;this process belongs in general to the category of the attainment of an independent position … Continue reading

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Capital and Science.

The following passage might used illustratively to compare the conception of science in HCC and Dialectic of Enlightenment and perhaps Intellectual and Manual Labour. Once again the contrast with these works and Marx’s analysis that follows  seems to be that … Continue reading

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Machinery and Validity in 1861-63.

Interesting note qua the importance of social validity in many of the value-form interpretations of Marx as well as the importance other newer interpretations of Marx have put in the Fragment on Machines. “With machinery — and the mechanical workshop … Continue reading

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Machines in 1861-63.

Good and gripping summary of the role machines play in capitalist production: “Here, therefore, we have, in a concentrated expression, the alienated form which the objective conditions of labour — past labour — assume against living labour; here we have … Continue reading

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Workers as Personified hours.

Fuckin’ apt, innit: “FULL-TIMERS — HALF-TIMERS — this way of describing workers who work full time and children who work only half time, which is not only used by the English manufacturers, but occurs officially in the FACTORY REPORTS, is … Continue reading

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Marx on Clocks.

It would be interesting to compare the following passage with Postone’s discussion of clocks qua his theory of abstract time, which I remember as taken from Mumford, not Marx.  The last sentence of this passage is rather hard to decipher … Continue reading

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Marx on the ‘real science of political economy.’

The following gives a good resume of Marx’s approach to political economy viz Ricardo and the Ricardian school. As others have pointed out this real science of political economy is a critique of the object of political economy and the … Continue reading

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