Willing Slaves Of Capital: Spinoza And Marx On Desire

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$26.95
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192
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5.6 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
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English
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Paperback
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9781781681602
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About the Author

Frédéric Lordon is an economist and Director of Research at the CNRS, Paris. His other works include Les Quadratures de la politique économique; La Politique du capital; L'intérêt souverain--Essai d'anthropologie économique spinoziste; and La crise de trop--Reconstruction d'un monde failli.

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"At a time when all workers are required to show "passion" for their jobs, Willing Slaves of Capital is a crucial re-affirmation of the importance of Spinoza's philosophy for understanding contemporary forms of servitude. Lordon persuasively and elegantly shows that the only way to break free is to hold onto a cold and exceptionless determinism: hope is pointless, regret is meaningless, yet change can still be made to happen." --Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism

"Lordon effectively and brilliantly demonstrates that Spinoza is less a precursor to Marx than a necessary complement. Only Spinoza's examination of the production of desire can answer the question that is at the core of Marxism: Why do workers work for capital rather than their own liberation?" --Jason Read, University of Southern Maine

"This ambitious but always lucid book aims to reopen the conceptual framework of capitalism."--Le Monde

"This work is an initiatory voyage towards communism ... a horizon that has to be sought with perseverance rather than a definitively achieved state."--L'Humanité

"Frédéric Lordon is one of the most audacious contemporary left-wing economists."--Le Nouvel Observateur