[OPE-L:2510] Re: Marx & Darwin

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 23:11:45 EST

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I read somewhere that this whole thing about Marx wanting to dedicate
Capital to Darwin is bogus. I cannot remember where I read it but it
sounded convincing. Paul

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Alejandro Ramos <aramos@btl.net> said, on 03/14/00 at 10:02 PM:

>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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