Re: [OPE] intermission: value of knowledge

From: Michael Perelman <>
Date: Fri Nov 13 2009 - 16:40:13 EST

Pre-liberate people also accumulated knowledge, which resided in the
community as a whole or in a sub-community. I think that a lot of the
discussion about knowledge is shaped by the idea of knowledge as a

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 09:20:38AM +0000, Paul Cockshott wrote:
> Knowledge, we must remember, is not something imaterial,
> it is not 'ideas'. It is always embodied in a material carrier : books,
> records, or the far more perishable human brain. These
> embodyments do wear out, just like other means of production.
> Labour must be expended to maintain them, and in the absence
> of this maintainance it is lost.

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929
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