Value objectivity and value form. Marx’s preparatory notes to the second edition of Capital
The text consists in a presentation and comments to translated extracts of Marx's revision notes – published here for the first time in Portuguese – to the second edition of Capital (1872). The content of these excerpts stresses the social character of value objectivity and point to the importance of the value form analysis in Marx's social critique. Departing from the different treatments of the value form as they appear in Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (1859), Capital (1867) and Capital (1872), the text highlights the precise object of Marx's investigations, its difference regarding the method of classical Political Economy and some practical aspects derived from his critical conception.
JEL Classification: Y60; B14; B12.
Keywords: Value value form money form fetishism