Re: [OPE-L] Smith and Marx on the materialisation of labour [was 'basics v. non-basics']

From: Allin Cottrell (cottrell@WFU.EDU)
Date: Thu Sep 29 2005 - 21:16:46 EDT

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, glevy@PRATT.EDU quoted Marx:

>>  "The materialisation, etc., of labour is however not to be
>>   taken in such a Scottish sense as Adam Smith conceives it.

I've always read the "Scottish" reference here as meaning
"literal-minded".  Whether the stereotype of Scots as particularly
literal-minded has any validity is another matter.  Compared to
German philosophers, perhaps.

Allin Cottrell

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