From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Sun Nov 19 2006 - 05:31:21 EST
Jurrian's last email reminded of something that we all neglect, namely to look back and acknowledge the contributions made. Some comments from my point of view. When I posted the abstract of my article I did not know that I was touching a hot potato. I thank to Paul for his initial controbution very much. Thank to his critique and questions we have had a good discussion. From his contributions I learnt a lot. He challenged me to think further and in particular to think historically and dialectically. Thank to his challenge I have a more accurate understanding of Marx's conception of labour. I think his references and in particular his paper he referred to deserves to be read. I will do this and get back to him in due course. Thinking further on Jerry's contribution made me (again) aware that the concept of planing is not a rigorious concept. Ian's contribution raised questions concerning the relationship of society, consciousness and technique (technology), which we have not discussed yet. But I think his points deserve to be followed. I thank Howard for his contribution. He sort of reformulated our points from a distance, which we need to reflect. I am still not sure about the parallellism between Marx and Peirce he sort of implied. But what he said about sign theory is important, however, it needs to be articulated in an appropriate mirror theory. I will read his paper and get back to him. I thank everybody (in particular to Paul) for this good and rich discussion. In solidarity, Dogan.
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