by Frédéric Lordon. Paperback; Ebook; Hardback. Paperback. Paperback with free ebook. $$% off. pages / June / Thomas Piketty’s thousand-page economics bestseller reduces capital to mere wealth — leaving out its political impact on social and economic (). Willing Slaves Of Capital: Spinoza And Marx On Desire [Frederic Lordon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Why do people work for other .

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Structures et affects des corps politiquesLordon attempts to give that strategy a political-philosophical basis. La Politique du capital is a remarkable contribution to the lodon of financialization and to the study of contemporary elites.

And everyone believed him. There is no sense in trying to identify a point beyond which capital lordoh cease to make further demands and go back to work. Retrieved April 10, The globalisation of solutions is coming.

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In line with its own unvoiced assumptions, orthodoxy requires a solution in the style of Jacques Attali first president of the European Bank: A thoroughly materialist reading of Spinoza’s Ethics allows Lordon to debunk notions of individual autonomy and selfdetermination while simultaneously saving the ideas of political freedom and liberation from capitalist exploitation.


Why do people work for other people?

Spinoza and Marx on Desire amongst many other works. But frfderic ideologists have remembered only the first of these two words, which they use to justify the system. As a product of his understanding, he proposed a tax policy in response to this predicament. Piketty takes a thousand pages to conclude that the choice is between a global tax and isolationism.

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The conatus of capital took two heterogenous forms. There is also a clear risk of depoliticisation, in that events taking place over decades become minor fluctuations when seen from the perspective of millennia.

As a participant in the current crises of capitalismhe debates fredderic in Franceproposing ostensible solutions. For it is an idea.

Lordon persuasively and elegantly shows that the only way to break free is to hold onto a cold and frrderic determinism: None of this is even mentioned in the book. End of the World?

In the present example, it is money itself as all other desires can be fulfilled by it. Long-term intellectual and political habits are hard to overcome.

It is therefore easy to see that being leftwing frederkc adopting a certain stance towards capital. The future belongs to it. Just what is capital? In the 90s, teaching at Sciences Po federic then researching at the CNRS, he turned his attention to economic-policy formation.


Capital, as a social group, has now won back everything it conceded after the second world war. This will have to be discussed. In intensity, through the endless pursuit of greater productivity; in extent, through expansion into new areas, geographical territories untouched until now — Asia and now Llordon — and new areas of commercialisation.

The remaining issue is whether this relationship with capital should be adopted at national, European or some other level. That would be too much for him: Nonetheless, one could immediately object that despite the prevalence of emotions, we should not discard the fact that politics is above all if not “essentially” a matter of ideas, valuesprinciples or rational argumentation.

Visit New Left Review to read the article in full. Redundant workers probably suffer less from seeing the rich parade their wealth than from the way their lives have been wrecked by the iron law of financial valuation.