[Marxism] A critical article by Cockshott - no context for quote from Engels
shmage at pipeline.com
Sun Feb 17 13:59:04 MST 2013
On Feb 17, 2013, at 3:26 PM, Charlie wrote:
> Shane Mage wrote: "Value is the relation of production costs to
> utility." (Engels)
> What is the point of a bare quote from Engels without its 1843 date,
> before Marx and he had studied value theory in depth?
Because it was the initial formulation of their value theory, the DNA-
containing seed out of which their whole theoretical tree grew. (like
the "scenes from Faust" that Berlioz wrote at the same age, out of
which the whole magnificent structure of the "Damnation" grew).
"All things are an equal exchange for fire and fire for all things,
as goods are for gold and gold for goods."
Herakleitos of Ephesos, fr, 90
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