The Social Ontology of Capitalism

The Social Ontology of Capitalism

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349958917
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/12/2018
Series: Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author


Dan Krier is Associate Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University, USA. He is the author of Speculative Management: Stock Market Power and Corporate Change (2005), NASCAR, Sturgis and the New Economy of Spectacle (with Bill Swart, 2016), the editor of Capitalism’s Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique (with Mark P. Worrell, 2016) and has published academic articles in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Critical Sociology, and Fast Capitalism.


Mark P. Worrell, Associate Professor at SUNY Cortland, USA, has published widely in critical social theory journals including Telos, Rethinking Marxism, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Fast Capitalism, Logos, and Critical Sociology, where he also serves as an Associate Editor. His books include Terror: Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives (2013), and the edited volume Capitalism’s Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique (with Dan Krier, 2016).

Table of Contents


Series Editor Foreword
Acknowledgements
The Social Ontology of Capitalism: An Introduction
Dan Krier and Mark P. Worrell

Section I: Abstract

1 Social Ontology and Social Critique: A New Paradigm for Critical Theory
Michael J. Thompson


2 Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century. The Logic of Capital between Classical Social Theory, the Early Frankfurt School Critique of Political Economy, and the Power of Artifice Harry Dahms


3 The Sacred and the Profane in the General Formula for Capital: Re-Mapping the Capitalist Mode of Production for both Skeptics and Bamboozled Realists
Mark P. Worrell

4 Social Form and the “Purely Social”: Toward better Understanding Value and the Value-Form
Patrick Murray and Jeanne Schuler
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Section II: Concrete

5 The Political Economy of Debt and the Present Moment of World History
Tony Smith

6 The (In)Visibility of Capital. Reflections on Film, Lukacs, and Contemporary Critical Realism
Christian Lotz

7 Demand the Impossible: Greece, the Eurozone, and the Anti-Utopian Complex
David Norman Smith

8 The Constellation of Social Ontology: Walter Benjamin, Eduard Fuchs, and the Body of History
Kevin S. Amidon and Dan Krier

9 The Body Ontology of Capitalism
Dan Krier and Kevin S. Amidon

10 Critical Theory and the Morality of Misery
Tony A. Feldmann


Index
List of Contributors

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