Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire

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Why do people work for other people? This seemingly naive question is at the heart of Lordon's argument. To complement Marx's partial answers, especially in the face of the disconcerting spectacle of the engaged, enthusiastic employee, Lordon brings to bear a "Spinozist anthropology" that reveals the fundamental role of affects and passions in the employment relationship, reconceptualizing capitalist exploitation as the capture and remolding of desire. A thoroughly materialist reading of Spinoza's Ethics allows Lordon to ...

Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire 2014, Verso Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781781681602

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Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire 2014, Verso, London

ISBN-13: 9781781681619

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