[Autom. eng. transl.] How should we live? Do today's capitalist societies actually allow our life forms to flourish? Or instead, by exposing them to conditions of domination and exploitation, do they cooperate in stopping and inhibiting their development processes? These are the basic questions that Rahel Jaeggi tries to answer in this volume. In contrast to liberal ethical neutrality, the theme of the "injured" and "alienated" life, dear to the tradition of the Frankfurt School, is re-launched. Continuing and radicalizing the critical and diagnostic operation undertaken by Axel Honneth, of which she was a student, Jaeggi firmly insists on the negative side: that is, on the crises and problems from which one must start in order to develop a critique of forms of life that is incisive and extraneous to any paternalism and essentialism. A theoretical position that updates the Hegelian method of immanent criticism and, at the same time, uses some conceptual tools of the current social ontology to try to undermine the traditional idea of the economy as something in its own right, thus interpreting capitalism as a life form among others.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Rahel Jaeggi, "Forms of life and capitalism", edited, translated and introduced by Marco Solinas|
|Publisher||Rosenberg & Sellier|
|Number of pages||165|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Critical theory