File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2003/bhaskar.0312, message 111


Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 15:50:37 -0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: Re[2]: BHA: Structures are not things that are true or false, even if Hegelian Marxists say so


Gunter

That is not Utopian, a phantasy perhaps - as it suggests that alienation
will be reomved simply because of a change in social conditions...

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> Dear Mervyn,
>
> on Wednesday, 10 December 2003, you wrote:
>
>> The relevant propositional content of the wage-form
>
> But the "propositional content" of the wage form is not the same as the
> wage form itself. And what is that "propositional content": is it a
> property of the wage form itself, or of the social and ideological
> context it is embedded in? Think utopian, comrade, and imagine life a
> few years after the socialist revolution: we'll still have the wage
> form, and it will still only be the exchange of labour power against
> the equivalent amount of money. But the "propositional content", I
> hope, will be vastly different as nobody will suggest, or believe, that
> the worker receives the "full fruits of his labour" (to quote Clause
> Four from distant memory) by means of this transaction...
>
> Regards,
> GŁnter
>
> --
> GŁnter Minnerup
> School of History
> University of New South Wales
> Sydney NSW 2052
> Tel. (+61 2) 9385 3668 (work)
> Tel. (+61 2) 9398 3646 (home)
> mailto:g.minnerup-AT-unsw.edu.au
>
>
>
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