[OPE-L:2188] Re: Quiz answers/subjectivity

Michael Williams (100417.2625@compuserve.com)
Mon, 13 May 1996 15:45:01 -0700

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In giving his quiz answers, Andrew writes:

Was the author a subjectivist value theorist? I'm surprised that no noe
said yes. The author says that the *basis of value* is a particular
way of thinking. So I'd answer yes

Marx doesn't say that the basis of value is a particular thought, and certainly
not the thought of a particular individual, but a particular WAY of thinking.
Presumably one which exists with social, inter-subjective reality in a
particular (bourgeois? capitalist?) social system. Not subjective in any sense I
would want to criticise in the name of 'objectivity'.

Michael W.