Re: SV: [OPE] Sraffa's and others' writing style

From: D. Göçmen <>
Date: Tue Dec 08 2009 - 14:52:22 EST

can you please explore a bit more on this?
Thank you,



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From: Ian Wright <>
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Subject: Re: SV: [OPE] Sraffa's and others' writing style

> I agree that Sraffa was not aiming to call the classical notion of gravitation
into question. In Production of
> Commmodities he scrupulously avoided saying anything at all about gravitation,
I suspect out of a
> Wittgensteinian desire to stick to issues about which one could speak with
absolute precision.

Shouldn't that be "about which *he* could speak with absolute precision"?

Sorry to be pedantic, just want to point out that Sraffa only operated
at the foothills of linear algebra and therefore his ability to speak
precisely (in the way that he wanted) was restricted by his particular
training (or lack of it).
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