Re: [OPE-L] questions on the interpretation of labour values

From: Philip Dunn (hyl0morph@YAHOO.CO.UK)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2007 - 21:10:19 EST


Levels of abstraction? There are none. Suggest some.

On Sun, 2007-02-25 at 10:14 -0500, Jerry Levy wrote:
> > What do you propose then?
>
> Hi Diego:
>
> I propose that one begin by identifying and then ordering all
> of the levels of abstraction associated with the subject. This
> requires, as a prerequisite, that one has a clear idea of
> exactly what the subject is that you wish to explain.
>
> Then fill in that 'outline'  enough so that one is more clear
> which questions/issues are answered at each level of
> abstraction.
>
> Then, always being clear which level of abstraction you are
> dealing with, discuss the subject systematically from the
> most abstract to the most concrete necessary level of
> abstraction.  It might be possible (and, indeed, I think it is
> permissible) to have an order of exposition which
> doesn't follow quite the same order provided one has already
> worked out analytically all of the inter-connections. But,
> for purposes of dialogue, it is less confusing to proceed
> in the above order.
>
> In solidarity, Jerry



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