[Marxism] Turkey: Final Version?

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Tue Sep 22 16:05:47 MDT 2009

The context in which Smith approached alienation was when he was 
discussing the need to have a certain kind of person in the militia.  
Here he was following his colleague, Adam Ferguson, who was light-years 
ahead of him. Ferguson also was the chaplain for a very important 
Scottish military brigade.

After Ferguson published his book, Smith was furious accusing him of 
plagiarism regarding the division of labor, even though Smith hadn't 
published anything on the subject.  Ferguson calmly responded that both 
he and Smith used the same French sources (which has been proven true), 
although Smith never acknowledged this debt.

Hegel was a keen reader of the Scottish school and no doubt took the 
concept from there.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 07:36:42AM +0300, Pat Byrne wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Thanks for coming back to me so promptly.
> Well if Adam Smith was dishonest that is a very useful beginning!
> On the alienation aspect, I wasn't imagining that I was original. Could you
> be so kind as to suggest a couple of authors/academics I could start with...
> Pat

Michael Perelman
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California State University
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