Re: [OPE] CAPITAL AS POWER: free PDF download

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Tue Dec 21 2010 - 03:49:52 EST

Also you could not represent the debtor relation without including non person entries in the columns

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From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Zachariah []
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Subject: Re: [OPE] CAPITAL AS POWER: free PDF download

On 2010-12-20 22:01, Paul Cockshott wrote:
> Is that adequate ? To define the relations just over the agents?
> What about other material objects?
I thought of them as implicit in a relation. E.g. X is a working
employee of Y, not by mere legal encoding but also by their mutual
relation to the means of production controlled by the latter.

> Why is there just one minimal class?
> Why not several.
> What is the ordering operator over classes of raltions that enables you to say a class is minimal?
Considering the class of all relations first, only a subset of these
directly ensure the immediate needs for the agents to reproduce
themselves over a small time horizon. Hence I was thinking of the
cardinality of the subclasses containing relations of reproduction.

For a given time horizon there should be a class of established sets of
relations of reproduction, of minimum cardinality, which would ensure
the reproduction of the agents.

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