Capitalist Sorcery: Breaking the Spell

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

byIsabella Stengers, Phillipe Pignarre, Andrew Goffey

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An English translation of La Sorcellerie Capitaliste - a passionate but pragmatic critique in political philosophy. It diagnoses capitalism as a 'system of sorcery without sorcerers'. Capitalism paralyses us in ways that resembles sorcery and the book is concerned to look at ways we might defend ourselves against such a system.

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An English translation of La Sorcellerie Capitaliste - a passionate but pragmatic critique in political philosophy. It diagnoses capitalism as a 'system of sorcery without sorcerers'. Capitalism paralyses us in ways that resembles sorcery and the book is concerned to look at ways we might defend ourselves against such a system.

ISABELLE STENGERS is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She has written several successful books in French, some of which have been translated into English. She has collaborated with Bruno Latour and received the Grand Prize in Philosophy from the Academie Francaise in 1993. PHILLIPE PIGN...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237622

ISBN - 13:9780230237629

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
PART I: WHAT HAPPENED?
Inheriting from Seattle
What Are We Dealing With?
Daring to be Pragmatic
Infernal Alternatives
Minions
PART II: LEARNING TO PROTECT ONESELF
Do You Believe in Sorcery?
Leaving Safe Ground
Marx Again...
To Believe in Progress No Longer?
Learning Fright
PART III: HOW TO GET A HOLD?
Thanks to Seattle?
The Trajectory of an Apprenticeship
Fostering New Connections
Sorry, but we have to…
Reactivating History
PART IV: NEEDING PEOPLE TO THINK
A Cry
Interstices
Ecosophy
Political Creation
Empowerment
Reclaim
Above All, Not to Conclude
Index