I. Marx's two-fold character of labour

Abstract
Ulrich Steinvorth ('Marx's Analysis of Commodity Exchange?, Inquiry, Vol. 19 [1976]) and C. J. Arthur ('Labour: Marx's Concrete Universal?, Inquiry, Vol. 21 [1978]) rely on the two?fold character of labour in arguing that the mysteries of money and profit have been correctly interpreted by Marx. However, Marx's own arguments for his distinction between abstract and concrete labour are faulty, as is his identification of labour and material products. They also claim that the exchange of commodities and distribution of resources in capitalist society validate Marx's theory that the determination of value by labour?time is the ?secret? behind capitalist crises. These claims are insufficiently justified, and provide no additional reason for accepting the two?fold character of labour
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00201748008601913
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,349
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Marx's Commodity Fetishism.Terrell Carver - 1975 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):39 – 63.
I. Labour: Marx's Concrete Universal.C. J. Arthur - 1978 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 21 (1-4):87 – 103.
I. Marx's Analysis of Commodity Exchange—a Reply to Carver.Ulrich Steinvorth - 1976 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 19 (1-4):99 – 108.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Alienation as a Critical Concept.Sean Sayers - 2011 - International Critical Thought 1 (3):287-304.
More on Exploitation and the Labour Theory of Value.G. A. Cohen - 1983 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):309 – 331.
Marx's Commodity Fetishism.Terrell Carver - 1975 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):39 – 63.
The Concept of Labor: Marx and His Critics.Sean Sayers - 2007 - Science and Society 71 (4):431 - 454.
Exploitation Via Labour Power in Marx.Henry Laycock - 1999 - Journal of Ethics 3 (2):121--131.
I. Marx's Analysis of Commodity Exchange—a Reply to Carver.Ulrich Steinvorth - 1976 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 19 (1-4):99 – 108.
I. Labour: Marx's Concrete Universal.C. J. Arthur - 1978 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 21 (1-4):87 – 103.
Added to PP index
2009-01-30

Total downloads
22 ( #233,621 of 2,193,296 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #145,717 of 2,193,296 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature