On Thu, 31 May 2001, Rakesh Narpat Bhandari wrote: > in my opinion this is because marxians are powerless, and find that > they have to defend themselves from charges of logical incoherence if > they are to be considered respectable. I don't find that very convincing. Sraffa's critique, for instance, was directed more at neoclassical economics than at Marxism, yet with the exception of a few "high theorists" who strove to dispute Sraffa's claims, most neoclassical economists just got on with the job regardless, extending and applying. > By the way, the debate between Nicky and Fred is in my opinion not > so much about the logical coherence of marx's theory but how it > succeeds or fails in theorizing the historical specifity of the > capitalist mode of production. OK, but discussing "historical specificity" at the highest pitch of philosophical abstraction is a far cry from actually getting specific about central banking, the world market, or anything. Allin.
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