[OPE-L:3625] Re: "Surface/deep structure" or Marx and Plato

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 00:59:19 -0800 (PST)

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>A response to Allin's ope-l 3605.
>At a dinner in Trinity College, Chomsky remarked that the foundation of his
>theory was "fundamentally unknowable aspects of the mind." Sraffa
>interjected: "Then how can you talk about it?" This is the trap that Kant
>set up, the trap of a fundamentally unknowable thing-in-itself that "lies
>behind" appearances.
>Andrew Kliman
Labour is not however an unknowable thing in itself, it is very real and
measurable. There is nothing platonic about the labour theory of value.
Paul Cockshott