By Kathryn Dean
Capitalism, Citizenship and the humanities of Thinking proposes a ancient materialist ethic of human flourishing understood when it comes to the perform of citizenship. It specializes in the ways that capitalism’s worthy mode of considering – analytical considering – impedes the nurturing of features for citizenship as understood from a Marxian-Aristotelian standpoint. It incorporates a systematic dialogue of the Aristotelian resonances in Marx’s critique of capitalism, in addition to an elaboration and critique of Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s account of the origins of analytical considering in his ebook highbrow and handbook exertions: A Critique of Epistemology.
Dean's critique of this ebook attracts at the language theories of Lev Vygotsky, Alexander Luria, Jack Goody, Eric Havelock and Walter Ong, which will determine the origins of analytical considering in literacy instead of in monetised alternate kinfolk, as claimed by way of Sohn-Rethel. Having traced the improvement of analytical pondering which will carry out the ways that this pondering used to be a of chance for the department of head and hand in nineteenth-century England, Dean brings the research into the modern global through studying the adjustments effected by means of digitalised communique in phrases citizenship services now, drawing at the paintings of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri to be able to do so.
The book's ground-breaking content material is within the fusion of Marxian, Aristotelian and linguistic parts to boost a critique of capitalism’s hegemonic mode of considering (analytical considering) as manifested within the sleek sciences and to teach how the draining of intelligibility from the standard global approved via this considering turns into a drawback to the perform of significant citizenship.
Its major allure could be to Marxist thinkers whose major situation is with the alienating, in place of exploitative, personality of capitalist modes of lifestyles. it really is written to counterpoint the paintings of such Marxists, those being, often, writers resembling Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri and is pitched at researchers within the box. it can be used on post-graduate classes in political concept, in addition to social and cultural concept.
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Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking: A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account (Ontological Explorations) by Kathryn Dean