From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Thu Sep 29 2005 - 10:29:42 EDT
At 1:07 PM +0200 9/29/05, Diego Guerrero wrote: >Jerry said: >> >> >>Where did Marx write this? What does this expression imply? >>It sounds like an anti-Scottish stereotype and slur.... >> >>In solidarity, Jerry > > >I think it is in Theories of Surplus Value, when critizicing Smith because >of his conception of the productive labour that did not include productive >labour performed outside the material (sensually tangible) production. Just guessing: Too Scottish meaning taking individuated individuals as the starting point, rather than the social relations of labour which appear as buying and selling commodity relations between those individuated individuals. Not understanding that cooperative social labour is ontologically fundamental, the Scottish Enlightenment thinker looks (fetishistically) for the source of value not in the invisible relations of social labor but in the material characteristics of the things themselves, e.g. its durable vendibility. ??? Just guessing.
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