[Marxism] Turkey: Final Version?

Pat Byrne patbyrneme at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 21 23:31:07 MDT 2009

What I was really referring to was the lack of real political or economic democracy and the alienation and inefficiency that results.

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From: marxism-bounces+patbyrneme=hotmail.com at lists.econ.utah.edu [mailto:marxism-bounces+patbyrneme=hotmail.com at lists.econ.utah.edu] On Behalf Of Dogan Gocmen
Sent: 22 September 2009 10:21
To: Pat Byrne
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Turkey: Final Version?

As to alienation issue: it is an issue raised by all classical Scottish
philosophers including Adam Smith.
However as George Lukacs has shown it became a conservative concept in the
20th century. The concept the Marxists have to start with is not alienation
(no longer). Rather they have to start with the concepts of exploitation and
commodity fetishism.

Dogan Göcmen
Author of The Adam Smith Problem:
Reconciling Human Nature and Society in
The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations, I. B. Tauris,
London&New York 2007
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