[OPE-L:376] Concept of abstraction

chaion lee (conlee@chonnam.chonnam.ac.kr)
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 21:49:18 -0800

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A Compliment to the concept of abstraction of [Lee (4)] in OPE-L:369.

I do not accept the idea of the "levels of abstraction" linked to the neo-
classical or Weberian modellings. Value is more abstract than money only in
the sense that value is logically anterior to money. Money is more abstract
than capital only because the money is logically anterior to capital. In the
sequence of logical anteriorities, I discriminate the thinner abstraction from
the less thinner abstraction. In the synthetic method, this logical anteriority is based on embryology, ontogeny, phylogenesis, etc. Theoretical sequence, too
must comply to this sequence. The so-called "levels of abstraction" is something like the different sequential modellings whose sequence is based on the subjective arbitrary judgement of the researchers.

In solidarity,

Chai-on Lee