The philosophical basis for social action, as recast in Kojin Karatani’s striking Transcritique. On Kant and Marx. Slavoj Žižek investigates the. Kojin Karatani’s Transcritique is the most useful and important book of philosophy /theory that I have read in some time. (Thanks, Jodi, for. Kojin Karatani, Transcritique: On Kant and Marx. Chapter 1: The Kantian Turn. The Copernican Turn. (1) Kantian turn as toward the subject.
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Transcritique: On Kant and Marx
Workers must realize their power as consumers, and vice versa: Another way to karatano this: With this as his own critical model, he then presents a reading of Marx that attempts to liberate Marxism from longstanding Marxist and socialist presuppositions in order to locate a solid theoretical basis for a positive activism capable of gradually superseding the trinity of Capital-Nation-State.
Yet despite transritique ungrounded, an aesthetic judgment makes an implicit demand for universal assent. So far so good.
Yet what we would need, then, is a more broadly conceived model of symbolic and cultural exchange, both to explain economic power and to point to a path of possible resistance. Emre rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Stephen rated it really liked it Jan 09, For Marx, money weaves a field from which surplus value can perpetuate capitalism through the extension of merchant capital.
Technology has surly surpassed our ability to grasp what we are doing as it extends much more quickly how we can do it. This is my second time reading it. Views Read Edit View history.
Vincent rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Karatani reads Kant as a philosopher who sought to wrest metaphysics from the discredited realm of theoretical dogma in order to restore it to its proper place in the sphere of ethics and praxis. The New Associationist Movement”.
In aesthetic judgment, singularity communicates with universality without any intermediate terms. The so-called postmodern theorists including Michel Foucault on power and Pierre Bourdieu on karqtani capital and habituswhich Karatani ignores, could have taught valuable lessons in this regard.
Transcritique (part 1: Kant) – The Pinocchio Theory
Kyle rated it liked it Oct 28, The first time, I was a little lost, better read on Kant but not very well read on Marx. This is where Karatani comes in and takes a fresh look at Kant.
This view of Marx through Kant is unique and groundbreaking work. The experience is illusion, but at the same time perceived as necessary. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it Jun 15, Paperbackpages.
Rather, it is radically other — oblique or orthogonal — to the movement of negativity. In a direct challenge to standard academic approaches to both thinkers, Karatani’s transcritical readings discover the ethical roots of socialism in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and a Kantian critique of money in Marx’s Capital.
Anja rated it it was amazing May 12, He thus arrives at a reevaluation of the source of anti-capitalistic action, inasmuch as the true power of the worker resides in his role as consumer, on which capital essentially depends for the creation of surplus value.
Technology for Karatani is in pure service of capitalism’s ability to create organic unity in production and capital as well as the creation of new temporary values in the form of lifestyles. The Problematic of Synthetic Judgment.
Refresh and try again. Yeon Lee rated it liked it Jan 16, Capital creates human relations through commodity exchange via money, the state is based on the principle of plunder and redistribution, and the nation is grounded in the principle of gift and return.
This is what separates aesthetic judgments from mere personal preferences. Inhe was invited to Yale University to teach Japanese literature as a visiting professor transcriitque, where he met Paul de Man and Fredric Jameson and began to work on formalism.
Published by Mit Press first published With this as his own critical model, he then presents a reading of Marx that attempts to liberate Trqnscritique from longstanding Marxist and socialist presuppositions in order to locate a solid theoretical basis for a positive activism capable of gradually superseding the trinity of Capital-Nation-State. They are entirely singular — each case of judgment is unique, there are no broader rules under which aesthetic judgments can be subsumed, in the way that both empirical judgments and moral commands get subsumed transcrritique rules.
For Kant, we have empiricism and metaphysics suspending the transcendental apperception.
John rated it it was amazing Apr 12, While teaching at Hosei University, Tokyo, he wrote extensively about modernity and postmodernity with a particular focus on language, number, and money, concepts that form the subtitle of one of his central books: But when I say that Proust is the greatest writer of all time, I am doing a lot more than just expressing a personal preference.
Jul 06, Phil Wyman rated it really liked it. Karatani proves to be a close reader while being a precise reader, a difficult task. SinceKaratani has been regularly teaching at Columbia University as a visiting professor.