Kōjin Karatani is a Japanese philosopher and literary critic. Contents. 1 Biography; 2 Writing about Transcritique in the New Left Review of January– February , Slavoj Žižek brought Karatani’s work to greater critical attention. Kojin Karatani, All rights reserved. For Use at Princeton Symposium “ Authenticities. East and West” Only. Do not circulate, cite and/or quote without the . The philosophical basis for social action, as recast in Kojin Karatani’s striking Transcritique. On Kant and Marx. Slavoj Žižek investigates the.

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Denis Collin – – Actuel Marx 1 1: Mar 04, Leonardo marked it as to-read Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On Kant and Marx, Kojin Karatani. But the particular way in which Kant does critique is not necessarily followed by his successors. While teaching at Hosei UniversityTokyo, he wrote extensively about modernity and postmodernity with a particular focus on language, number, and money, concepts that form the subtitle of one of his central books: 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.

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Stephen rated it really liked it Jan 09, Jerry rated it really liked it May 29, It’s strange that Marx and Kant can be read against one another with such similar structures. If you’re on the fence about this book I would recommend reading it.

Antinomies of Transcritique and Virtue Ethics: Simone Weil et l’histoire de la philosophie. Aug 30, Jez Latham rated it liked it Recommends granscritique for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Sheikh Tajamul iojin it really liked it Jun 15, This page was last edited on 4 Juneat Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 29, Alex Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jeff Noonan – – Historical Materialism 14 2: Karatani has produced philosophical concepts, such as trancritique will to architecture “, but the best-known of them is probably that of “Transcritique”, which he proposed in his book Transcritiquewhere he reads Kant through Marx and vice versa.


For Marx, money weaves a field from which surplus value can perpetuate capitalism through the extension of merchant capital. Request removal from index. Still, he leaves this methodological approach behind, and the first third of transcritiqye book on Kant without mention in the conclusion.

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Published by Mit Press first published Technology has surly surpassed our ability to grasp what we are doing as it extends much more quickly how we can do it. Jul 06, Phil Wyman rated it really liked it.

The New Associationist Karatanj. Put this way, it might sound like we are stuck in a vicious circle: What have we to gain from this methodology of transcritique? I highly recommend this book. Amanda Armstrong rated it liked it Dec 18, To ask other readers questions about Transcritiqueplease sign up. Views Read Edit View history.

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Similarly, each thinker is taken to exemplify this approach on his own. So far so good. If I were to characterize his approach of transcritique, it is less about utopia both Kant and Marx are prone to be understood as utopic thinkers and more about understanding kijin context by which the logic of their fields of study are arranged. But this big picture needs a lot of filling in, which is precisely what the interpretive analyses of the book are about.


Technology for Karatani is in pure service of capitalism’s ability to create organic unity in production and capital as well as the creation of new temporary values in the form of lifestyles. The ethico-economic model combines moments from the state equalitywhere strangers encounter one another, and the nation fraternitywhere lojin are empathetically concerned with one another while thereby, I presume, allowing for free self-realization.


In compelling passages of rereading Marx, transcriitique are told about the intrinsically religious, since projective and illusionary character of capitalist economy, which entails its own metaphysics and religion in commodity fetishism.

Sense perceptions and other experiences already have a certain framework or structure. Kouvelakis, Philosophy karatahi Revolution: Inhe was invited to Yale University to teach Japanese literature as a visiting professor, where he met Paul de Man and Fredric Jameson and began to work on formalism.

Rather, the basis of parallax is the stubborn positivity of both of its terms.

Giuseppe Tassone – – Philosophy and Social Criticism kraatani 6: The time is well spent. Third, the reconstruction of the mediated nature of capitalist economy enables a subtle position in-between a determinism cementing the status quo and a revolutionary project of a wholesale overthrow of capitalism a position admittedly not much defended today.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sign in to use this feature. Patrik Pettersson rated it liked it Jun 24, From Kant to Marx. Karatani reads Kant as a philosopher who sought kojih 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. Instead, each aesthetic judgment is a uniuqe; tfanscritique one makes a claim upon others, upon the Other, without being able to appeal to any prior justification in order to back up or enforce this claim.

Jeff Noonan University of Windsor.

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