The Primacy of Production Relations or Productivity——Based on Rigby's Alternative Theory
WEI Yu-jie;Graduate School,Tsinghua University;
Rigby believes there exists an alternative theory different from productivity determinism in Marx's text,which implies the relations of production should be given priority in the explanations of the changes of social formation. Moreover,he declared the relevant evidence had been found out. Rigby's theory can be summarized as follows: social forms constitute the basic key elements of social production;production modes can be distinguished based on different social forms; each form of social production has its own law of development. However,it is proved that these points cannot support the alternative theory as Rigby proposed as production is indeed in the nature of society,but production forms are definitely not a kind of elements of the production process. What is more,different stages of the production form development correspond to the level of productivity forces,thus it does not have its own independent development history.
【CateGory Index】： F014.1