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

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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 Marx's 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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 246
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Ideologies / Communism + Socialism, Sociology / General
Series Title: Critical Theory and Contemporary Society
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Werner Bonefeld
Language: English
Street Date: January 28, 2016
TCIN: 50374973
UPC: 9781501317750
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-4548
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