Is value transhistorical?

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Fri Jul 10 05:41:19 PDT 1998

Chris Burford <cburford at> on 07/09/98 06:53:08 PM

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>The German for form is "Form". The German for formula is "Formel". The
>plurals look more similar. The plural of "Form" is "Formen". The plural of
>"Formel" is "Formeln". "Formen" and "Formeln". They are also virtual

If "form" was meant, to avoid confusion he might more likely have used "Gestalt" instead. Unless he was after a pun.

>Why does Wert appear separately in this argument, and why is the thrust of
>the specificity on the exchange value form?

Rather than strictly value, maybe "Wert" here has the sense of use or utility, as opposed to Wertloss: useless.

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