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The Resource From communism to capitalism : theory of a catastrophe, Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson

From communism to capitalism : theory of a catastrophe, Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson

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From communism to capitalism : theory of a catastrophe
Title
From communism to capitalism
Title remainder
theory of a catastrophe
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Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Both a unique witness of transformative events in the late 20th century, and a prescient analysis of our present economic crises from a major French philosopher, Michel Henry's From Communism to Capitalism adds an important economic dimension to his earlier social critique. It begins by tracing the collapse of communist regimes back to their failure to implement Marx's original insights into the irreplaceable value of the living individual. Henry goes on to apply this same criticism to the surviving capitalist economic systems, portending their eventual and inevitable collapse. The influence of Michel Henry's radical revision of phenomenological thought is only now beginning to be felt in full force, and this edition is the first English translation of his major engagement with socio-economic questions. From Communism to Capitalism reinterprets politics and economics in light of the failure of socialism and the pervasiveness of global capitalism, and Henry subjects both to critique on the basis of his own philosophy of life. His notion of the individual is one that, as subjective affect, subtends both Marxist collectivism and liberalism simultaneously. In addition to providing a crucial economic elaboration of Henry's influential social critiques, this work provides a context for understanding the 2008 financial shock and offers important insights into the political motivations behind the 'Arab spring'"--
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1922-2002
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Henry, Michel
Dewey number
335.43
Index
index present
LC call number
HX44
LC item number
.H4813 1990
Literary form
non fiction
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Davidson, Scott
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  • Communism
  • Socialism
  • PHILOSOPHY / Criticism
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern
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From communism to capitalism : theory of a catastrophe, Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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882552231
Dimensions
21 cm.
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xii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781472524317
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2013047403
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)882552231
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From communism to capitalism : theory of a catastrophe, Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
882552231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781472524317
Lccn
2013047403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)882552231

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