[OPE-L:5660] Re: the labour of cats

Paul Cockshott (wpc@CS.STRATH.AC.UK)
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 09:13:14 -0000

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General Cat is no abstraction, but the conserved DNA sequence
across felines.

> > [...] 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"?