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This social value is a third element created by the two trading partners which neither could foresee, and which breaks the bounds of subject-object and humanity-nature dialectics. The parallel between the reality of social form in Simmel and Marx’s concept of alienation stops precisely at that point where Simmel suggests that any re-appropriation of alienated labour power is not feasible, since it is impossible to re-appropriate form as if were human essence. Form exists as value objectified in economic as well as in non-economic institutions such as the family, manners, competition, fashion, and in an exemplary way in money.
17. This determination to translate theory into practice has contributed, along with the famous thesis 11 on Feuerbach (‘Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point however, is to change it’), to the notion that soon after his early writings Marx adopts an anti-philosophical epistemology in which the importance of theory is dissolved by practical necessities and historical laws. 18. Marx, Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie (The Grundrisse, 1857), Frankfurt and Vienna, Europäische Verlagsanstalt, 1972, pp.
Dilthey maintains that if in idealism inquiry proceeds from intuitions to concepts to systematic knowledge in a subject, in the human sciences inquiry proceeds from Erlebnis to cultural expression to understanding. Understanding is refined not by a subject’s re-appropriation of its own individual and collective alienated essences, but by interpreting and reinterpreting one’s own and other people’s words, gestures, creations and actions. One of the important implications is that cultural forms cannot be reappropriated as if they were alienated essences because they are themselves real and not mere appearances behind which, so to speak, one finds something more real.