Re: [OPE-L] Ajit Sinha and equality versus equivalence

From: Fred Moseley (fmoseley@MTHOLYOKE.EDU)
Date: Sun Jul 15 2007 - 23:27:06 EDT

Quoting Andrew Brown <A.Brown@LUBS.LEEDS.AC.UK>:

> Sorry, time pressures are acute but just time to reply:
> (1) In short SNLT is the only scalar 'cost' that is both general and
> social. It is the only scalar therefore that could avoid social
> collaspse, under the perverse conditions where a mere scalar is
> directing production. My position is not unlike Claus's. In response
> to your question to Claus, these perverse conditions are those of
> capitalism not of mythical simple commodity production.
> (2) It is wrong to create a dualism of explanatory power vs logical
> proof as opposing criteria of justification. At the heart of the
> issue is the question of what is 'logic'. The fact we think that
> logic it is 'formal logic' is largely a product of logical
> postivistis and those from whom they drew (e.g. Russel, Hume). This
> is a central issue for dialetical logic.

Hi Andy, I look forward to your elaboration of your point #2, as your
time permits, which I realize might not be any time soon.


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