Re: [OPE] debates on whether value existed in pre-capitalist society

Date: Tue Aug 31 2010 - 18:34:14 EDT

There were many conceptions - some of them religious in origin - of *valuable* in pre-capitalist history. The concept of value - as I have repeatedly said over the years - can not be conflated with the concept of valuable. A theory of value - in its most important, qualitative dimension - expresses a particular set of social (class) relations. It is precisely the failing of pre-Marxian thought that it failed to grasp the specific, historically-constituted, social relations associated with value.
In solidarity, Jerry
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