Re: [OPE-L] salto mortale

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Sat Mar 03 2007 - 20:14:25 EST

> On Sat, 3 Mar 2007, Rakesh Bhandari wrote:
>> I agree that [Marx's theory of fetishism] is obscure in that as
>> Elster has argued it's not clear that anyone actually thinks
>> that value is an instrinsic property such as weight.
> Mass, perhaps?  Weight is not intrinsic, it depends on the local
> gravitational field.  (The mass of Capital vol III is the same on
> the moon as here on earth, but the weight is not.)
> Allin.

The point is that people falsely think weight to be an intrinsic property
thought it is not clear that anyone is under such an illusion about value.
 Don't see how you're speaking to the confusion in the theory of fetishism

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