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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Brian Bruya – – Dialogue and Universalism 13 Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it liked it ,ojin 21, 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.

Basically, the Analytic of the Beautiful poses the question of singularity and universality. This reading relies on the understanding that different spheres of money, different cultural, geological, economic and semiotic values allow merchant capital to attain surplus value through what is basically arbitration.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He brings up details when details are needed and illustrates broad topics when overviews are to be given. Science Logic and Mathematics. Nearly every page has something worth taking away from, and that means you probably have to reserve two hours to read 50 pages.

Transcritique: On Kant and Marx

In this Japanese namethe family name is Karatani. Matthew rated it really liked it Jul 16, Still, he leaves this methodological approach behind, and the first third of his book on Kant without mention in the conclusion.


Makoto Asari – – Fujiwara Shoten. Karatani then expands on Marx, applying him in various ways up to the current consumerist state.

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Instead, each aesthetic judgment is a uniuqe; each one makes a claim upon others, upon the Other, without being able to appeal to any prior justification in order kojjn back up or enforce this claim. Tsumeko rated it it was amazing Jan 23, He thus arrives at a reevaluation of the source of anti-capitalistic action, inasmuch as the true power of the worker resides in his role as consumer, on transdritique capital essentially depends for the creation of surplus value.

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Review of Kojin Karatani, Transcritique: Rather, it is radically other — oblique or orthogonal — to the movement of negativity. 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.

Return to Book Page. Max rated it did not like it Mar 19, It is fascinating, indeed, to see how an academically rich and well-informed reconstruction of thinkers like Kant and Marx can be made to speak to pressing current issues, namely the development of alternatives to global exploitation and the transcritiaue distribution of wealth. Lists with Karxtani Book.


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Indeed, both Kant and Marx are explicated with regard trascritique frequently invoked structuralist or holistic models of language references range from Cassirer to Saussure, Jakobson, and Wittgenstein. This time around, about ten years later, I ate this book up. Aug 30, Jez Latham rated it kafatani it Recommends it for: In what follows, in order to explain Karatani I am going to move very slowly, and throw in a bit of Philosophyjust so that I can pin things down, and clarify them for myself, as carefully as possible.

For Karatani here similar to Frankfurt School Marxismthe Marxian enterprise makes sense only against the backdrop of a normative vision, which is implicitly entailed in concepts such as granscritique, alienation, revolution, and, of course, communism, and which can be explicated with reference to Kant.

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Karatani proves to be a close reader while being a precise reader, a difficult task.

Sign in to use this feature. We might now be more willing to accept Kant and Marx as possible companions in the trans- critique of capitalism. Historical Materialism 14 2: