Grundrisse translation question
steve at SPAMpanix.com
Sat Feb 17 14:47:23 MST 2001
I am a member of a reading group that is currently reading "The
Grundrisse". In a discussion last night of the following passage (Penguin
Value is at the same time the exponent of the relation
in which the commodity is exchanged with other commodities,
as well as the exponent of the relation in which it has
already been exchanged with other commodities (materialized
labour time) in production; it is their quantitatively
a disagreement arose over the word "exponent".
What is the German word Marx uses that is translated into "exponent"? If
the German word is "exponent" also, is Marx using this word as: 1) a person
who favors or promotes an idea etc., or; 2) a raised symbol or expression
beside a numeral indicating how many times it is to be multiplied by itself?
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