Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy

Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy

Richard Gilman-Opalsky


regardless of fresh crises within the economic climate, uprisings in Greece, France, and Bolivia, around the world decline of religion in neoliberal exchange rules, deepening ecological catastrophes, and international deficits of discovered democracy, we nonetheless reside in an period of "spectacular capitalism." yet what's "spectacular capitalism?" excellent capitalism is the dominant mythology of capitalism that disguises its inner common sense and denies the macroeconomic fact of the really present capitalist international. taking up this elusive mythology, and people who too simply settle for it, Richard Gilman-Opalsky exposes the manipulative and self-serving narrative of incredible capitalism.

Drawing at the paintings of man Debord, Gilman-Opalsky argues that the idea of perform and perform of conception are outmoded via upheavals that do the paintings of philosophy. possible ask: Who greater increases questions on private and non-private spheres of impression and keep watch over, Jürgen Habermas or the water struggle activists who made a uprising in Cochabamba, Bolivia within the spring of 2000? Or, has any sociological theorist performed greater than the Zapatistas to reframe and lift questions on indigenous identification? Spectacular Capitalism makes the case not just for a brand new philosophy of praxis, yet for praxis itself because the supply mechanism for philosophy for the sphere of human motion, of contestation and clash, to elevate at once the main impossible to resist questions on the reality and morality of the present scenario.

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