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Objectification and Alienation in Capital.

I think the following passage provides a lucid account of how Marx distinguishes between objectification and alienation in Capital. This distinction is different from the early theory of alienation in so far as it is not tied to a theory of … Continue reading

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Another note on translation in part one of Capital.

It is interesting to compare Fowkes and Ehrbar’s translation of what I think is a very important following passage. Fowkes translation of Veräußerung as ‘alienation’, although intended in the sense of exchangable, might lead one to interpret it in relation … Continue reading

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Capital in 1861-63 Continued.

And the following lengthy which incorporates many of the phenomena I have posted on such as domination, personification, reification, subsumption, valorisation, science etc. in one fell swoop. This is why its worth quoting in full: The capitalist himself only holds … Continue reading

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The fetish characteristic properties of profit in 1861-63.

wow! A passage I reaaaally wish I had put in my thesis. Shocked I can’t recall seeing it any value-form literature. “In this quite alienated form of profit and in the same measure as the form of profit hides its … Continue reading

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Capital in 1861-63.

Fucking ace passage on Capital, particularly the relation between dead and living labour: “Capital is not only the result of, but the precondition for, capitalist production. Money and commodities as such are therefore latent capital, potential capital; this applies to … Continue reading

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Valorisation and its consequences in 1861-63

” There are two tendencies which constantly cut across one another; to employ aslittle labour as possible, in order to produce the same or a greater quantity of commodities, in order to produce the same or a greater NET PRODUCE, … Continue reading

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Capital in 1861-63.

As you can probably tell from the quote fest, I am dealing with interim period between getting my thesis copy edited and turning it in, by reading the 1861-63 manuscripts. After that I plan to re-read all three volumes of … Continue reading

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