Sunday, May 06, 2007

Aristotle Manuscript Found

Exciting, for those interested in old writings. I haven't read the book this quotation is from:
"Of everything which we possess there are two uses: both belong to the thing as such, but not in the same manner, for one is the proper and the other the improper or secondary use of it. For example, a shoe is used for wear, and is used for exchange; both are uses of the shoe." -- Aristotle, Politics
That sounds like Smith's distinction, for example, between use value and exchange value.

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