Re: [OPE-L] Inter-species slavery

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Fri Nov 24 2006 - 07:06:08 EST

"This is why I emphasise  the central role of the communication
and persistence of  information."


I doubt whether you have  an adaquate concept of communication and
information. You seem to define these  concepts in the tradition of pure socilogist
scholars like Mead  and  Habermas. But scholars of materialist culture theory,
Raymond Williams, for  example, define the means of production also as means of
communication. They are  therefore also storage of information. Because of this
in Capital, Marx suggests  distinguishing historical epoches not on the basis
of what has been produced but  on the basis of how has been produced. After
all I find your approach very  eclectic. Like Smith and Marx I am a
dialectician. This seems to be the reason  why we do not come to a conclusion.

Socialist  greetings


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