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Transcritique : On Kant and Marx - Kojin Karatani


On Kant and Marx

By: Kojin Karatani, Sabu Kohso (Translator)

Paperback Published: 14th January 2005
ISBN: 9780262612074
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Kojin Karatani's "Transcritique" introduces a startlingly new dimension to Immanuel Kant's transcendental critique by using Kant to read Karl Marx and Marx to read Kant. 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." 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. 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.

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"An immensely ambitious theoretical edifice in which new relations between Kant and Marx are established, as well as a new kind of synthesis between Marxism and anarchism. The book is timely from both practical and theoretical perspectives, and stands up well against a tradition of Marx exegesis that runs from Rosdolsky and Korsch to Althusser and Tony Smith." - Fredric Jameson, William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature, Duke University, author of Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism"

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: What is Transcritique?p. 1
The Kantian Turnp. 29
The Copernican Turnp. 29
Literary Criticism and the Transcendental Critiquep. 35
Parallax and the Thing-in-Itselfp. 44
The Problematic of Synthetic Judgmentp. 55
Mathematical Foundationsp. 55
The Linguistic Turnp. 65
Transcendental Apperceptionp. 76
Transcritiquep. 81
Subject and Its Toposp. 81
Transcendental and Transversalp. 92
Singularity and Socialityp. 100
Nature and Freedomp. 112
Transposition and Critiquep. 133
Transpositionp. 133
The System of Representation: Darstellung and Vertretungp. 142
The Economic Crisis as a Parallaxp. 152
The Micro Differencep. 161
Marx and Anarchistsp. 165
The Crisis of Synthesisp. 185
The Form of Value qua Synthetic Judgment: Ex Ante Facto and Ex Post Factop. 185
The Form of Valuep. 193
Capital's Drivep. 200
Money and Its Theology, Its Metaphysicsp. 211
Credit and Crisisp. 217
Value Form and Surplus Valuep. 223
Value and Surplus Valuep. 223
The Linguistic Approachp. 228
Merchant Capital and Industrial Capitalp. 234
Surplus Value and the Profitp. 241
The Global Nature of Capitalismp. 251
Toward Transcritical Counteractionsp. 265
The State, Capital, and Nationp. 265
A Possible Communismp. 283
Notesp. 307
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780262612074
ISBN-10: 0262612070
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 14th January 2005
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.7 x 22.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.5