[OPE-L:99] Re: natural laws

James Devine (JDevine@lmumail.lmu.edu)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 12:05:37 -0700

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Paul B. refers to >> CAPITAL's analysis "of the evolution of the
economic formation of society . . . as a process of natural

That's what Marx says, but the only way it _makes sense_ is to
see capitalism as acting as if it were _a second nature_. Indeed,
this is the way most participants in the system see it. It's not
really natural, but it sure seems like a natural force that
no-one can control. Of course, this is one of the key aspects of
the ideological underpinnings of capitalism, the fetishism of

in ope-l solidarity,

Jim Devine jdevine@lmumail.lmu.edu
Econ. Dept., Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA 90045-2699 USA
310/338-2948 (daytime, during workweek); FAX: 310/338-1950
"Segui il tuo corso, e lascia dir le genti." (Go your own way
and let people talk.) -- K. Marx, paraphrasing Dante A.