[OPE-L:5659] the labour of cats

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 19:55:03 -0500 (EST)

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Alejandro R wrote on Mon, 27 Oct 1997 (in the thread on "commodity

> [...] General is the *negation* of any
> *particular* thing, in this case, any particular commodity. Its like
> we have the "general cat" although in this case we have actually the
> "general commodity" as a real thing, while the "general cat" is only a
> Platonic abstraction.

A very interesting point, Ale. If general is the negation of any
particular thing, isn't abstract the negation of concrete? Moreover, if
there is no "general cat", how can there be abstract labour? Is abstract
labour, then, merely a "Platonic abstraction"?

In solidarity, Jerry