[OPE-L:46] RE: Listing Questions

Michael A. Lebowitz (mlebowit@sfu.ca)
Thu, 14 Sep 1995 00:38:16 -0700

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In message Wed, 13 Sep 1995 10:41:31 -0700,
Gilbert Skillman <gskillman@mail.wesleyan.edu> writes:

>>What I was suggesting was that we move
>> systematically through Marx's CAPITAL (after we have considered the
>> "plans") and explore what we see as problems (gaps, lapses, faulty
>> architectonics, mistakes?) there.
>> mike lebowitz
> I also like this suggestion, though it is one guaranteed to cause
> disagreement, particularly with respect to "lapses" and "mistakes."

All the more reason to do it (although we should invoke a time/space
limit on anything in relation to Ch. 5)! For those who weren't on Pen a few
years back, oldtimers still gather and talk about the famous "Ch.5 Debate"
which involved among others Gil, Jim and me. Gil emulated a chess master
and carried on about 10 simultaneous dialogues... and got an article out of
it, too.

> I also like the word "architectonics."

Me, too. Wish I knew what it meant. Well, Marx chided Ricardo for his
faulty architectonics (which are much more serious than fallen arches).
Michael A. Lebowitz
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