[OPE-L:2144] Re: Science and Ideology

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Fri, 10 May 1996 09:08:14 -0700

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>I mean a theory of prices and profits (but also of many other things)
>that enables us to understand a) the roots of capital despotism
>upon us; b) the forms of capital's strategies used to perpetrate this
>despotism. All this as the basis for searching for ways that, in
>historical given times, are relevant for a) getting rid of capital's
>despotism; b) constitute new patterns of social relations beyond
>capitalism and towards a "human" society.

If one is talking about all the things that historical materialism
covers, then you are right, but the theory of prices of production
must submit to tests on what it purports to describe.
Paul Cockshott