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Description - Transcritique by Kojin Karatani

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 superceding the trinity of Capital-Nation-State.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262612074
ISBN-10: 0262612070
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kojin Karatani

Kojin Karatani is a Japanese philosopher who teaches at Kinki University, Osaka, and Columbia University. He is the author of Architecture as Metaphor (MIT Press, 1995) and Origins of Modern Japanese Literature.

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