[Marxism] A critical article by Cockshott on Heinrich and the value form school.

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Fri Feb 15 17:59:22 MST 2013


On Feb 15, 2013, at 1:51 PM, David P Á wrote:
>
> Paul Cockshott wrote an article reviewing and criticising Heinrich's  
> interpretation of the LTV and Capital. Check it at http://spiritofcontradiction.eu/paul-cockshott/2013/02/15/new-age-marxism 
>  - or if that link is too long, http://is.gd/O3a4SO

Cockshott and Heinrich are both Althusserians, and as such totally  
misunderstand Marx--Cockshott even more than Heinrich.  I have no time  
now to critique them. Let these two quotations serve to adumbrate the  
critique:
"It is impossible completely to understand Marx’s Capital, and  
especially its first chapter, without having thoroughly studied and  
understood thewhole of Hegel’s Logic. Consequently, half a century  
later none of the Marxists understood Marx!

(V I Lenin)

  "Value is the relation of production costs to utility."
(Engels)



Shane Mage

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as goods are for gold and gold for goods."

Herakleitos of Ephesos, fr, 90




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