Transcritique: On Kant and Marx

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MIT Press, Jan 14, 2005 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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Kojin Karatani's Transcritique introduces a startlingly new dimension to Immanuel Kant's transcendental critique by using Kant to read Karl Marx and Marx to read Kant. In a direct challenge to standard academic approaches to both thinkers, Karatani's transcritical readings discover the ethical roots of socialism in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and a Kantian critique of money in Marx's Capital.Karatani reads Kant as a philosopher who sought to wrest metaphysics from the discredited realm of theoretical dogma in order to restore it to its proper place in the sphere of ethics and praxis. With this as his own critical model, he then presents a reading of Marx that attempts to liberate Marxism from longstanding Marxist and socialist presuppositions in order to locate a solid theoretical basis for a positive activism capable of gradually superseding the trinity of Capital-Nation-State.
 

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Contents

The Kantian Turn
29
12 Literary Criticism and the Transcendental Critique
35
13 Parallax and the ThinginItself
44
The Problematic of Synthetic Judgment
55
22 The Linguistic Turn
65
23 Transcendental Apperception
76
Transcritique
81
32 Transcendental and Transversal
92
The Crisis of Synthesis
185
52 The Form of Value
193
53 Capitals Drive
200
54 Money and Its Theology Its Metaphysics
211
55 Credit and Crisis
217
Value Form and Surplus Value
223
62 The Linguistic Approach
228
63 Merchant Capital and Industrial Capital
234

33 Singularity and Sociality
100
34 Nature and Freedom
112
Marx
131
Transposition and Critique
133
Darstellung and Vertretung
142
43 The Economic Crisis as a Parallax
152
44 The Micro Difference
161
45 Marx and Anarchists
165
64 Surplus Value and Profit
241
65 The Global Nature of Capitalism
251
Toward Transcritical Counteractions
265
72 A Possible Communism
283
Notes
307
Index
349
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