[Marxism] Turkey: Final Version?

farmelantj at juno.com farmelantj at juno.com
Tue Sep 22 05:10:05 MDT 2009

What did the other Scottish philosophers
have to say concerning alienation? What
did Hume have to say on the subject?

BTW can you give some references as to
where Smith describes the possibility of

Jim F.

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Dogan Gocmen <dgn.gcmn at googlemail.com>
To: farmelantj at juno.com
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Turkey: Final Version?
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:20:50 +0300

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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