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Una concepción puramente social del valor y el trabajo productivo


  • Jacques Gouverneur

    () (Universidad Católica de Lovaina la Nueva)


This article contributes to the theoretical debate of Marxist concepts of value and productive labor. It defines value as an indirect social labor and evaluates the traditional distinction between productive activities and circulation. Also, it questions the traditional concepts of intensive labor and criticizes the traditional notions of labor force value and its relationships to monetary salary. The review of the traditional approach allows the introduction of new conceptual distinctions that combine the advantages of accuracy and simplicity: the theoretical view becomes more precise and coherent, and the measurement of basic concepts could be much simpler.

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  • Jacques Gouverneur, 2007. "Una concepción puramente social del valor y el trabajo productivo," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 9(17), pages 183-211, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:9:y:2007:i:17:p:183-211

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    theory of value; productive labor; surplus value; capitalism;

    JEL classification:

    • B51 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian


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