FOM: Marx' polylogism

Michael Detlefsen Detlefsen.1 at
Fri Mar 5 05:57:28 EST 1999

V.Kanovei writes:

> Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 10:49:36 -0500
> From: Michael Detlefsen <Detlefsen.1 at>

>"the value of an object should be
>proportional to the human labor input to it (labor theory of value)"

This has nothing to do with Marx.
The correct marxist doctrine on this issue is that:

The value of an object should be
proportional to the SOCIALLY NECESSARY
human labor input to it, rather than the
input of a particular human.


The remark you quote and comment upon is not mine but Martin Davis' ... a
remark I made a remark on in my posting.

Mic Detlefsen

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