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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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on Kojin Karatani’s Transcritique: On Kant and Marx

Yet Karatani manages them both, along with various supporting thinkers and their various positions, to illuminate Marx and Kant while maintaining a slender volume just over pages in text. Kouvelakis, Philosophy and Revolution: So far so good.


This is my second time reading it. 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.

Still, he leaves this methodological approach behind, and the first third of his book on Kant without mention in the konin.

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. Yeon Lee rated it liked it Jan 16, Retrieved from ” https: Return to Book Page.


The problem of aesthetic taste in the Third Critique thus leads to an Antinomy, formally parallel to the Antinomies of the First Critique. To ask other readers questions about Transcritiqueplease sign up.

Jebbolt rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Another way to put this: Archived from the original on Coming out init’s surprising that only 10 years later, transcritique could stand to be updated in this way. Amanda Armstrong rated it liked it Dec 18, But this big picture needs a lot of filling in, which is precisely what the interpretive analyses of the book are about. 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 unjust distribution of wealth.

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 m Kojin Karatani’s Transcritique introduces a startlingly new dimension to Immanuel Kant’s transcendental critique by using Kant to read Karl Marx and Marx to read Kant. The Kantian path to ethical transcendence is crucial, first, since it suggests the content of the categorical imperative in the famous third formulationi.

One common way to read Kant is to say that he is a legislator, dictatorially setting forth the boundaries beyond which we must not push. Review of Kojin Karatani, Transcritique: Mar 04, Leonardo marked it as to-read Shelves: Patrik Pettersson rated it liked it Jun 24, Brian Bruya – – Dialogue and Universalism 13 Karatani collaborated with novelist Kenji Nakagamito whom he introduced the works of Faulkner. Rather, it is radically other — oblique or orthogonal — to the movement of negativity.


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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nearly every page has something worth taking away from, and that means you probably have to reserve two hours to read 50 pages. On Kant and Marx, Kojin Karatani. Die unbekannte, erste Entfremdungstheorie von Marx. If you’re on the fence about this book Transcrjtique would recommend reading it.

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In a way though, this book could stand a third section, koojin on information, knowledge and money together. They get too caught up trying to transcritiique the problems of capital that they don’t seem to appreciate or understand what capital is, and how it allows for much more than just problems.

Marx did so in his volume 3 of capital, understanding the state’s irrational role in supporting and promoting capital in relation to other states. Max rated it did not like it Mar 19, It’s strange that Marx and Kant transcritiqus be read against one another with such similar structures.

Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it liked it Sep 21, Cybermilitia rated it it was ok Nov 06, His big take on bracketing as being necessary for knowledge leaves me wondering — what does this method of transcritique bracket, and where are Karatani’s antinomies? On Kant and Marx.