From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Thu Oct 30 2003 - 05:06:26 EST
Marx, Theories of Surplus Value, Vol I, p. 353 'According to Hobbes *science*, not *operative labor*, is the mother of the arts. "Arts of public use, as fortications, making of engines, and other instruments of war; because they confer to defence, and victory, are power; and though the true mother of them, be *science, namely the mathematics*; yet because they are brought into light by the hand of the artificer, they be esteemed, the midwife passing with the vulgar for the mother, as his issue" [Leviathan] The product of mental labor--science--always stands far below its value, because the labor time needed to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor time required for its initial production. For example, a schoolboy can learn the binomial theorem in an hour."
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