Biopolitics, Lexicon

Dividuum

3 Nov , 2016  

Like Moliere’s Monsieur Jourdain, who was so surprised to learn that all these years he has been speaking prose, people are often shocked to learn that they think in concepts. It’s not just us theorists who make up funny meanings for funny words. Take the word individual. It seems ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

My Big Short. Ein Stück über den Weltkulturkapitalfinanzmarkt. Oder: Was ist eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit? Aporien und Problematiken eines nachbourdieuischen Zeitalters.

26 Sep , 2016  

  Die folgenden Erwägungen erheben nicht einmal ansatzweise Anspruch auf eine wie auch immer erschöpfende Behandlung des Themas kultureller Finanzmärkte. Sie wollen stattdessen mit einer gewissen Gnaden- wie Hilflosigkeit zeigen, dass sämtliche sozioökonomischen wie -anökonomischen Formen von der Warenform über die Wertpapierform und die Finanzmarktform bis hin zu sämtlichen Formen ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

The Bad New: A Maxim and Twelve Theses for the Present Moment

31 Mai , 2016  

25 August. A Brechtian maxim: “Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones.”
Walter Benjamin, Conversations with Brecht 1. Time has been thought on the model of rescuing a “good” time from a “bad” time, of extracting, releasing, finding or constructing a “better” form of time ...

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EconoFiction

Bemerkungen zu Anwar Shaikh`s „Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises“ (1)

28 Mrz , 2016  

Der marxistische Ökonom Anwar Shaikh hat ein monumentales Buch geschrieben. Sein mehr als tausend Seiten umfassendes Werk Capitalism. Competition, Conflict, Crises ist alles andere als ein Lehrbuch und setzt Grundkenntnisse der Neoklassik, des Keynesianismus und der marxistischen Theorie voraus. Angereichert ist es zudem mit einem anspruchsvollen mathematischen Apparat, der sich ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Die Marx`sche Werttheorie (4)

9 Mrz , 2016  

Äquivalenz und Abstraktion Die bisher dargestellten Wertformen enthalten eine asymmetrische bzw. polare Relation, wobei sich schon bei der einfachen Wertform mittels der Operation der Umkehrung der jeweiligen »Gleichung« die Eigenschaft der Symmetrie und folglich die Äquivalenzrelation herstellen lässt, die stets Rückbezüglichkeit inkludiert. Hierbei erweist sich also das Axiom der Symmetrie ...

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EconoFiction

RED PLENTY PLATFORMS

16 Feb , 2016  

… Conclusion: For K-ommunism? Marx (1964), in his famous, or notorious, comparison of the ‘worst of architects’ and the ‘best of bees’, saw the former distinguished by an ability to ‘erect in imagination’ the structure he will create. Today, with our improved knowledge of bee communities, this distinction reeks of ...

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EconoFiction

Economy, Ecumenes, Communism: Economy as the Devastation of Ecumenes, Communism as the Exit From Economy

8 Feb , 2016  

… A POSSIBLE CONCLUSION: We can take the economist illusion of the Marxism of the Second Socialist International as the prototype of all the illusions of an “alternative economy.” The idea that UNDERLYING capitalism there exists a basic economy which would be the foundation of a humanized alter-economy, since capitalism ...

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Mashines, Necropolitics

June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:

10 Nov , 2015  

“Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence – absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without hierarchy, people who obey no one, a society indifferent to possession of wealth, chiefs ...

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Lexicon, Necropolitics

A theory of economic violence

29 Okt , 2015  

‘They’re waiting patiently, like the long-suffering lot they are, in the firm conviction that someone has conned them. They are waiting, belly to the ground, like cats at pig-killing time, hoping for scraps. They are like servants that work at a castle where the master has shot himself: they hang ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, PhiloFiction

Intro to ∄ (There is no economic world)

16 Mai , 2015  

1. If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.” ~William Blake Proverbs of Hell If philosophy is institutionalized ultracrepidarianism, non-philosophy is rigorous charlatanism. Laruelle shows us that it takes quite a bit of effort to say nothing at all. In a crisis-filled decade ...

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