(marx, 1993, p 240) in this discreet move through which the concrete given of social reality is revealed to be the hidden operations of capital, marx offers an early indication of his method for interrogating abstraction as a way of life. “the four levels of abstraction of marx’s concept of ‘capital'”: roberto fineschi 18/01/2012 deja un comentario go to comments 1 introduction marx began to work out his own theory of capital in the fifties and particularly in the manuscripts of 1857/58 (generally known as grundrisse.
In this article, alan woods deals with the main ideas of karl marx and their relevance to the crisis we're passing through today.
This history of capital is part of capital, contained within the abstraction that marx makes of capital, and part of what he wants to convey with its covering concept all of marx's main abstractions—labor, value, commodity, money, etc—incorporate process, becoming, history in just this way. The abstraction of human labor into something that can be exchanged for money the relation of labor-power to the actual labor of a private individual is analogous the relation of exchange-value to use-value.
Of course, promoting an ‘abstraction’ above its lowly ‘nominal’ pay grade, by means of an horrific title, ‘real abstraction’, is no more effective than would be the pinning of one on the tooth fairy — as in ‘the real tooth fairy. Marx's deployment of the term abstraction the term abstraction manifoldly pervades marx's writing the heterogeneity of its meaning is related to the fact that marx understands production within a system of.
The definition of the concrete in marx marx defines the concrete as ‘the unity of diverse aspects [marx, contribution to the critique of political economy ] this definition may appear paradoxical from the standpoint of traditional formal logic: the reduction of the sensually given diversity to unity appears at first sight to be the task of.
With more recent art, the course of abstraction has continued to ebb and flow between the appropriation of earlier strategies as a means of critiquing them and the deployment of abstraction as metaphysical engagement.