[OPE-L:8153] Re: Re: Re: Re: philosophy and political economy

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 12:36:03 EST

>Quoting Rakesh Bhandari <rakeshb@stanford.edu>:
>>  re 8115
>>  Hi Andrew,
>>  I have in mind the age old model of mechanical motion, parodied as
>>  billiard ball causality. Here an instance of mechanical motion has to
>>  be begun by an imposition from an external agent.
>>  Now weren't there attempts (Hume? the Enlightenment philosophes?
>>  Naturphilosophie?) to introduce the idea of self-moving active
>>  matter?
>Why pose things in this archaic way?


  My interest in the history of the materialist doctrine and the 
modifications it has undergone is meant to strengthen my 
understanding of its contemporary form, not substitute for it.

>The real issue is why the universe is in a low entropy state.

Is it? Can a closed system be so? How is order purchased for free?

Please also note my OPE 8113.


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