[OPE-L:1183] Re: Re: The Material World

From: Jurriaan Bendien (djjb99@worldonline.nl)
Date: Sat Sep 11 1999 - 11:36:58 EDT

Jerry discussed with Michael Williams as follows:

>> >From a materialist perspective, aren't *all* services 'material'?
>Yes - that is what I intended. I agree with most of what Jerry says

>From Marx's point of view this is not so. For instance, take the service of
a Priest. A priest performs from Marx's point of view a non-material service.

Incidentally there is nothing wrong with metaphysics. The best scientists
require or engage in metaphysical theorising. I refer you to (for instance)
the book by (I think) Stefan Amsterdamski, Between Experience and
Metaphysics (or was that Between mataphysics and experience). Anyway it was
published by Reidel.



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