[OPE-L:2107] Re: New quiz!!

Michael Williams (100417.2625@compuserve.com)
Tue, 7 May 1996 13:39:32 -0700

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"... the basis of value is the fact that human beings relate to each
other's labor as equal, and general, and in this form social, labor.
This is an abstraction, like all human thought, and social relations
only exist among human beings to the extent that they think, and possess
this power of abstraction from sensuous individuality and contingency."

(1) Who is/are the author(s) of this statement?


(2) When was it written?


(3) What is it from?


(4) Would you characterize the author(s) as (a) subjectivist value


(5) Would you characterize the author(s) as (an) idealist(s)?
Materialist(s)? Neither?

Transcendental idealist (ie not absolute idealist), or neither (on the basis of
the unsustainability of the distinction in the face of the 'paradox of realism')

(6) Do you agree with the author(s)?


According to the same author(s), same passage, "what distinguishes
human social relations from relations between animals"?

The power of abstraction (and Marx says somewhere something along the lines that
to learn to abstract is to learn to think)

Michael W.