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„Nematerijalni“ kapitalizam, mnoštvo, višak i kritika političke ekonomije
„Nematerijalni“ Capitalism, Multitude, Surplus and Critique Politics Economy

Author(s): Alpar Lošonc
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Centar za multikulturalnost
Keywords: Marx; Spinoza; Capitalism; Work; Political Economy

Summary/Abstract: If it be surmised that each significant thinker has only one important thought, then we must say that for Marx it was the critique of political economy. Marx’s achievement is a unique synthesis of critique and explanation of the structure of capitalism: the project of critique of political economy implicates a critique of separating politics and economy. In the post-Marx era, political economy has been deprived of its critical sting, and reduced to either ideological (in socialist societies) or purely political (in the capitalist ones) economics. And now, a globalised capitalism without adversaries raises the questíon whether a meaningful critique of political economy is still possible. In these circumstances, the philosophy of Spinoza is being introduced as a new impulse toward deliverance of marxism from its current crisis. Spinozistic marxism can be conceived as a hermeneutic intervention inside of Marx’s heritage, with the goal of dealing with aspects of finalism, objectivism and naturalism in his work, as well as with his modernising meta-narations, thus giving a socio-economic frame to questions of multitude, affects and power.Through a detailed analysis of its dominant representants, particularly Negri/Hardt’s post-operaismo, the author concludes that in these forms, Spinozistic marxism politicises the economy, thus causing it to lose its irreducibility in relation to politics, and jeopardising possibilities for an analysis of economical-political coevolution. In fact, the original ambition of Marx with the radical critique of work etc. is up to now unrealized theoretically and politically as well.

  • Issue Year: X/2009
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 124-167
  • Page Count: 44
  • Language: Serbian