Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy: On Subversion and Negative Reason (Critical Theory and Contemporary Society)

Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy: On Subversion and Negative Reason (Critical Theory and Contemporary Society) by Werner Bonefeld 150131775X 9781501317750
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Subversive thought is none other than the cunning of reason when confronted with a social reality in which the poor and miserable are required to sustain the illusion of fictitious wealth. Yet, this subsidy is absolutely necessary in existing society, to prevent its implosion. The critique of political economy is a thoroughly subversive business. It rejects the appearance of economic reality as a natural thing, argues that economy has not independent existence, expounds economy as political economy, and rejects as conformist rebellion those anti-capitalist perspectives that derive their rationality from the existing conceptuality of society. Subversion focuses on human conditions. Its critical subject is society unaware of itself. This book develops Marxs critique of political economy as negative theory of society. It does not conform to the patterns of the world and demands that society rids itself of all the muck of ages and founds itself anew.

Author: Werner Bonefeld

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Publication Date: 2016-01-28


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