[OPE-L:4941] Re: RE: Copernicus: not just a 'scientific revolution'

From: Rakesh Narpat Bhandari (rakeshb@Stanford.EDU)
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 07:03:08 EST

re 4938

>I know you think your prices of production and profit rate aren't
>physicalist, i.e., aren't functionally determined by physical
>quantities (input-output and real wage coefficients).  What I mean
>by functionally determined is that, to each set of input-output
>and real wage coefficients, there corresponds a unique set of
>production prices and a unique uniform profit rate.

Put in this terse and compelling way, I agree with Andrew (K's) point.

>  Notice that
>this definition says NOTHING about physical quantities being
>"fundamental givens," initial data, or anything of the sort.

Yes indeed.

Yours, Rakesh

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