Re: [OPE-L] Michio Morishima, 1923-2004

From: Alejandro Valle Baeza (valle@SERVIDOR.UNAM.MX)
Date: Thu Mar 24 2005 - 14:45:31 EST

Jerry, Morishima was one of the few academic economist (Non Marxist) who
considered Marx seriously, even he did not understand Marx originality.
On the contrary, he tried to understand Marx under neoclassical light.
Con muchos saludos
Alejandro Valle

Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM wrote:

> I don't think we have taken note yet of the death this past July
> of Michio Morishima.  It is hard to believe that anyone who
> seriously studied Marxian economics in the 1970s was
> not aware of his writings.  He was certainly an influential figure
> for my generation of radical economists, but what exactly
> was that influence?
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> A short obituary from _The Japan Times_
> < >
> An announcement by LSE: <
> >
> From December, 2004, a tribute at a memorial meeting
> by Kotaro Suzumura:
> < >
> older New School page on Morishima:
> <
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> While Morishima was not a Marxian, he was certainly widely
> read by radical economists, especially in the 1970s.  While
> you might not agree with his perspective in _Marx's Economics_
> (Cambridge University Press, 1973), I don't think there can be
> any doubt that it was a sympathetic critique of Marx.  What,
> though, was his influence on the generation of Marxians who read
> this book?   Are there some aspects of his critique that we should
> accept as valid?
> In solidarity, Jerry

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