Abstract Labour and Value in Marx's System

Rubin, I. I.

Year Published:  1978   First Published:  1927
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10723

The lecture develops one of the main themes of Rubin's Essays on Marx's Theory of Value, thus providing a useful introduction to the latter work, while developing beyond it in important respects. The lecture aims to bring out more clearly than had the Essays the distinction between the social commensurability of labour that is characteristic of any society that is based on the division of labour, and the specific form in which this commensuration is achieved in capitalist society, the form of abstract labour.

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