[OPE-L:6479] Re: [OPE] What is prior?

Fred B. Moseley (fmoseley@mtholyoke.edu)
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 18:39:07 -0400 (EDT)

I am not sure this got posted on Friday, but I would just like to repeat
my exclamation point of Chris below.

> Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 13:47:09 +0100
> From: "C. J. Arthur" <cjarthur@pavilion.co.uk>
> Reply-To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu
> To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu
> Subject: Re: [OPE] What is prior?
> Response to Jerry and Alan
> >Alan replies
> >But I get the impression that whenever Fred uses the word 'prior', he does
> >so strictly in the sense of 'epistemologically prior'. I find this still
> >ambiguous which is why I don't like using the word if I can avoid it, since
> >I can never be sure how statements using this word will be read. 'Prior'
> >could refer to the order of derivation of categories; to the order of
> >mathematical calculation; or to a syllogistic precedence ordering in terms
> >of generality. I don't think these are in every case the same thing.
> >Perhaps Fred would like to comment.
> >
> >Alan

> Yes indeed and one could add ontological priority when marx keeps
> insisting something must be created before it can be distributed even if
> there is no temporal gap. This seems to be the main thing motivating his
> treatment of transformation and the main thing Fred starts from.
> Comradely
> Chris

Yes, indeed !!