[OPE-L:2678] Re: estimation of abstract labor

Allin Cottrell (cottrell@wfu.edu)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 14:40:13 -0700 (PDT)

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On Thu, 18 Jul 1996, Michael Williams wrote:

> [Paul's approach]
> neglects what I perceive to be the far more significant, social conditions for
> the emergence and development of abstract labour: the emergence of the
> consciousness of the individual self separated from the social group; the
> separation of 'consumption' from 'production'; the development of a social
> surplus; the separation of work and liesure; [etc.]

>From this listing, I'm wondering, do you really mean "abstract labour"
in (something like) Marx's sense, or rather (something like) "alienation"?

Allin Cottrell.