[OPE-L:4888] Was Marx a classical? (was: Was Marx a Copernican or what?)

From: P.J.Wells@open.ac.uk
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 18:03:40 EST

I take it that this is a circumlocution intended to soften the impact. While
I'm not against this sort of tactic when need dictates, this seems a
damaging example: Marx, I think, was not (just) a political economist,
classical or otherwise.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald_A_Levy [mailto:Gerald_A_Levy@email.msn.com]
Sent: 13 February 2001 17:25
To: ope-l
Subject: [OPE-L:4886] Re: Was Marx a Copernican or what?

A short addendum to [OPE-L: 4860]:
I previously noted a tendency by some to identify Marx with classical
political economy. I saw an example of this today: in the current course
catalog for the Graduate Faculty of the New School University  there is a
course offered in the Economics Department titled simply "Classical
Political Economy". Yet, the course description makes it quite clear that
the course is *entirely* devoted to Marx's _Capital_ (I guess it is a
replacement for the old 106-107 sequence). 
In solidarity, Jerry

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