[OPE-L:2509] Marx & Darwin

From: Alejandro Ramos (aramos@btl.net)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 23:02:50 EST

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Dear Patrick and Steve:

According to Draper's Chronology (M&E Cyclopedia, I, p. 189), Marx sent a
copy of the 2nd edition of Capital I to Darwin on Sept 25, 1873. Darwin
replied on Oct 1st. He also sent a copy to Spencer.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good collection of Marx's letters but I'm
sure you can trace Marx's letter easily. I have a Spanish version of
Darwin's letter which is, as traditionally believed, a polite one.

It seems also that Marx wanted to dedicate the 2nd Volume of Capital to
Darwin but he declined the honour for religious concerns.

By the way, Marx died on March 14, 117 years ago.


At 18:47 14/03/00 -0500, you wrote:
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date Tue, 14 Mar 2000 14:02:56 PST
>From: "Steve Keen" <stevekeen10@hotmail.com>
>I heard the same, with detail about Marx sending Darwin a copy of Capital,
>and receiving a polite letter back. I'll go offline and see if I can find
>the gist--hopefully someone will beat me to it though!
>>From: "Patrick L. Mason" <pmason@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
>>Reply-To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu
>>To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu
>>Subject: [OPE-L:2504] Re: Re: The employment contract
>>Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 09:31:43 -0500
>>Somewhere, sometime, someplace, I remember reading about or hearing about
>>the relationship between Marx and Darwin. Does anyone have a reference
>>I ask because I am a co-author on a paper where racial identity and wealth
>>are endogenous variables. The formal model is an application of
>>evolutionary game theory. I'd be happy to forward the paper (e-mail) to any
>>interested person(s).
>>Thanks, patrick l mason

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