File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2001/bhaskar.0111, message 4


Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 22:45:39 -0500
Subject: Re: BHA: redundancy of science quotation




Andrew Mearman wrote:
> 
> Andrew Collier (1994, p. 7) says that Marx felt that
> science was necessary because of the difference
> between appearance and reality.  Is this based on a
> specific quotation?  A reference, anyone?
> 
> Thanks
> Andrew
 
"It should not astonish us, then, that vulgar economy feels particularly
at home in the estranged outward appearances of economic relations in
which these prima facie absurd and perfect contradictions appear and
that these relations seem the more self-evident the more their internal
relationships are concealed from it... But all science would be
superfluous if the outward appearances and the essence of things
directly coincided."

Capital, Vol.3, Chapter 48


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