Re: [OPE-L] Marx: In Our Time

From: michael a. lebowitz (mlebowit@SFU.CA)
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 19:27:16 EDT

Hi Jerry,
         Of course, it's hard to know what he had in mind, but
clearly it would have been much more than the Intro on method (or he
wouldn't have been talking about needing time). My guess is that he
wanted to engage more directly with Hegel--- in which case maybe the
Intro points would have been a conclusion to the essay. It would be
interesting to know what folks like Chris, Fred and Tony think about
this. I'm just finishing up a collection of old and new stuff for
Brill ('Following Marx') in which several of the new essays explore
these questions.
         in solidarity,
At 13:08 27/07/2005, you wrote:
>Hi Michael L:
>He could have used his notes on method from the "Introduction"
>to the _Grundrisse_ as the basis for his "sheets" on method,
>couldn't he?  That is, he already wrote something which was
>never published (during his lifetime), but could have been
>expanded upon at much greater length.   In any event (putting
>that speculative question aside for the moment in order to ask
>another one) why didn't he write more on method in the various
>introductions, prefaces and postfaces of _Capital_?
>In solidarity, Jerry
>Boothbay Harbor

Michael A. Lebowitz
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Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
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