The Particularity of the Capitalist Universal (2017)
The Monadology The capitalist epoch is the first in human history that permits subjects to view themselves as isolated entities with no inherent connection to their fellow beings. In the capitalist universe, there is no divinity binding everyone together nor a leader that has the fealty of the whole society. One would think that such a structure bespeaks capitalism’s vulnerability to revolutionary change, its precariousness. A system that doesn’t create explicit connections between its subjects seems destined to be short-lived. The irony is that the isolation of subjects does not threaten the capitalist system but ensures its perpetuation.
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McGowan, Todd (University of Canterbury, 2016)
McGowan, Todd (2017)
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