On the Logical Analysis of Political Economy with Special Consideration of Adorno and the Research Results of Rubin, Backhaus, Reichelt, Uno, and Sekine
by Ken Kubota
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Hegel and Marx share the concept of a strict deduction of the genesis of forms—forms of thought and being in the case of Hegel, and economic forms in the case of Marx: “the form of commodity, the form of money, the form of capital, the form of profit, of interest, etc.” (Reichelt) This article demonstrates that Kozo Uno and Thomas T. Sekine in Japan, as well as Hans-Georg Backhaus and Helmut Reichelt in Germany, independently discovered “the premature and unnecessary reference to the labour theory of value in the early part of Capital” (Uno), stating that Marx contradicts his own method by establishing that socially necessary labor constitutes the substance of value right at the very beginning of Capital—in the sphere of circulation—although necessary prerequisites, such as competition, are only available later—in the sphere of production. Finally, Uno’s and Sekine’s theory of capital is integrated into a system in accordance with Hegel’s encyclopedia, involving Hegel’s Logic (as logic), Uno’s/Sekine’s notion of capital (based on Marx) as base/substructure (nature), and a superstructure (spirit).
Kubota, Ken: “The Dialectical Presentation of the General Notion of Capital in the Light of Hegel’s Philosophy: On the Logical Analysis of Political Economy with Special Consideration of Adorno and the Research Results of Rubin, Backhaus, Reichelt, Uno, and Sekine”, in: Revista Dialectus 9 (2020), no. 18, pp. 39–65, http://periodicos.ufc.br/dialectus/article/view/61181, doi: 10.4444/100.100 [or: https://doi.org/10.4444/100.100].
Further available editions (Selection)
- Thomas T. Sekine: The Dialectic of Capital
- Thomas T. Sekine: “Uno-Riron: A Japanese Contribution to Marxian Political Economy”
- Homepage of Thomas T. Sekine
- Riccardo Bellofiore and Tommaso Redolfi Riva: “The Neue Marx-Lektüre: Putting the critique of political economy back into the critique of society” (PDF)
- Jan Hoff: Marx Worldwide: On the Development of the International Discourse on Marx since 1965
- Ken Kubota: Philosophical Bibliography
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