The philosophical basis for social action, as recast in Kojin Karatani’s striking Transcritique. On Kant and Marx. Slavoj Žižek investigates the. Kojin Karatani’s Transcritique is the most useful and important book of philosophy /theory that I have read in some time. (Thanks, Jodi, for. Kojin Karatani, Transcritique: On Kant and Marx. Chapter 1: The Kantian Turn. The Copernican Turn. (1) Kantian turn as toward the subject.
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Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it liked it Sep 21, It’s amazing how little Marxists, even staunch communists, have read of Marx.
Yeon Lee rated it liked it Jan 16, This is where Karatani comes in and takes a fresh look at Kant. 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.
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.
Transcritique: On Kant and Marx by Kōjin Karatani
The trick is to read Lacan in a more Kantian way, instead of a Hegelian one. Yet what we would need, then, is a more broadly conceived model of symbolic and cultural exchange, both to explain economic power and to point to a path of possible resistance.
Open Preview See a Problem? Another way to put this: Mar 04, Leonardo marked it as to-read Shelves: It’s true that his last chapter on Marx moves forward to transcritiaue alternatives and reasons as to why capitalism should not be allowed to persist, and why it transcrtiique inevitably fail. So please be patient, and bear with me. In a direct challenge kadatani 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.
The time is well spent. A judgment that something is beautiful is, according to Kant, completely ungrounded. If you’re on the fence about this book I would recommend reading it. SinceKaratani has been regularly teaching at Columbia University as a visiting professor.
Stephen rated it really liked it Jan 09, In this Japanese namethe family name is Karatani. Put this way, it might sound like we are stuck in a vicious circle: Of course, Marx and Kant are both difficult thinkers to read. What assumptions does he see himself making? 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.
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We might now be more willing to accept Kant and Marx as possible companions in the trans- critique of capitalism. Still, a great book.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 Trascritique introduces a startlingly new dimension to Immanuel Kant’s transcendental critique by using Kant to read Karl Marx and Marx to read Kant.
Cwms rated it liked it Sep 21, The Kantian path to ethical transcendence is crucial, first, since it suggests the content of the categorical imperative in the famous third formulationi. Karatani then expands on Marx, applying him in various ways up to the current consumerist state. Karatani reads Kant as a philosopher who sought to wrest metaphysics from the discredited realm of theoretical dogma in order to restore it to traanscritique proper place in the sphere of ethics and praxis.
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 exploitation, alienation, revolution, and, of course, communism, and which can be explicated with reference karztani Kant.
So far, so good. What have we to gain from this methodology of transcritique? What appears in Kant as categorial and intuitive forms of experience, and in Marx as value form, finds a common source in a conception of experience—and thus of subjective thought and individuality—as pre-constructed by media. 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.
So far so good.
Jan 29, Alex Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: But experience sensory data, perception, etc does not itself come to us raw: But the important thing about aesthetic judgment is that, although it relies upon the sensus communisit cannot be reduced to sensus communis.
They are entirely singular — each case of judgment is unique, there are no broader rules under which karratani judgments can be subsumed, in the way that both empirical judgments and moral commands get subsumed under rules. 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. Inhe was invited to Yale Transcritiqe to teach Japanese literature as a visiting professorwhere he met Paul de Man and Fredric Jameson and began to work on formalism.
Matthew rated it really liked it Jul 16, In a direct challenge to standard academic approaches to both thinkers, Karatani’s transcritical readings discover the ethical roots Published by Mit Press first published But what does Kant himself mean by critique — in contrast to the multifarious meanings the word has taken on in the two-hundred-odd years since?
Even though analytically independent, the value form of money allowed the forging of the synthesis of the modern capitalistic nation-state.
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Indeed, both Kant and Marx are explicated with regard to frequently invoked structuralist or holistic models of language references range from Cassirer to Saussure, Jakobson, and Wittgenstein. This is much like how Kant, according to Karatani, in his 3rd critique moved forward to speak of a “plural subjectivity” often thought of as his thoughts on aesthetics. Tsumeko rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Sense perceptions and other experiences already have a certain framework or structure.