Frederic Lordon’s boek over Spinoza en Marx & verlangen wordt vertaald


Het boek van Frederic Lordon,
Capitalisme, désir et servitude. Marx et Spinoza (2010) wordt
in het Engels vertaald en zal komend voorjaar verschijnen:

Frederic Lordon, Willing
Slaves Of Capital: Spinoza And Marx On Desire.
Verso (March 18,

Why do people work for other
people? The methodical defamiliarization of this seemingly naïve
question is at the center of Lordon’s argument. To complement
Marx’s partial answers, especially in the face of the disconcerting
spectacle of the engaged, enthusiastic employee, Lordon brings to
bear a "Spinozist anthropology" that reveals the
fundamental role of affects and passions in the employment
relationship, reconceptualizing capitalist exploitation as the
capture and remolding of desire. A thoroughly materialist reading of
Spinoza’s Ethics allows Lordon to debunk all notions of individual
autonomy and self-determination while simultaneously saving the ideas
of political freedom and liberation from capitalist exploitation.

Willing Slaves of Capital is a
bold proposal to rethink capitalism and its transcendence on the
basis of the contemporary experience of work. Cf. Amazon