[Marxism] Capital vol 3

Angelus Novus fuerdenkommunismus at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 4 09:19:33 MDT 2015

 Lüko Willms wrote:

> He did not date the main manuscript, but said that it was unfinished and as such unuseable for > publication.

The main manuscript is the 1864-65 Manuscript.  This is not even controversial.  You simply have to compare Engels published edition of "Capital Vol. III" with the 1864-65 Manuscript.  The 1864-65 Manuscript is foundation for Engels' "Capital Vol. III", so much so that for example, in secondary literature one can give references for specific passages using either the MEGA volume containing the 1864-65 manuscript, _or_ MEW 25 containing Engels' edition.

> and one chapter is completely written by Engels himself, because Marx had only noted the 

> chapter's title. 

I'm not even sure what the intention of this non sequitur is.  Yes, Engels made substantial editorial modifications to the manuscript, and even wrote entire passages himself.  Why you think anyone disputes this is beyond me.  Or do I misunderstand you and you side with those who dispute the credibility of of Engels edition by pointing out the substantial modifications he made to Marx's original manuscripts?

> Regarding the law of the tendential fall of the rate of profit -- this is in part three 

> (Chapters 13, 14, 15)

This is actually Marx's third chapter of the 1864-65 Manuscript, as Heinrich notes.  Given that the whole discussion around FROP was precisely what gave rise to the contention about the sequence in which the manuscripts were written, I thank you for bringing things back full circle and acknowledging that the contentious passages in question were, indeed, written before Volume I.

> bourgeois and petty-bourgeois apologists of the capitalist rule. 

Bro, do you actually use sentences like that in real life? 

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