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[Xmca-l] Re: Is Property "Natural"?



David, I think he means that private property seems ‘natural’ to us, now. But when it first emerged it must have seemed ‘foreign’ to people at the time.

Martin

> On Apr 10, 2016, at 5:08 PM, David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I leave aside whether Hegel is really to blame for this reasoning (it later
> transpires that the real culprit is Freud). I leave aside the fact that
> none of this does what Merleau-Ponty is trying to do. He is trying to show
> that property is not natural, but foreign (I think what he means is
> "cultural" or maybe "social"). Merleau-Ponty only succeeds in arguing that,
> since it is supposedly an extension of the body and of the will to
> reproduction property and patriarchy really ARE natural.