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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SinceKaratani has been regularly teaching at Columbia University as a visiting professor. I would consider this claim toward a mediation of experience—whether in the symbolic form of cognitive categories or in the economico-symbolic form of money—as the essential move toward relating Kant and Marx. 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.

Matthew rated it really liked it Jul 16, He brackets the possibility for technology to create relations outside iojin the 4 social relations as he espoused by Marx. Aug 30, Jez Latham rated it liked it Recommends it for: Emre rated it laratani was amazing Nov 18, Karatani has produced philosophical concepts, such as “the will to architecture “, but the best-known of them is probably that of “Transcritique”, which he proposed in his book Transcritiquewhere he reads Kant through Marx and vice versa.


Instead, each aesthetic judgment is a uniuqe; each one makes a claim upon others, upon the Other, without jaratani able to appeal to any prior justification in order to back up or enforce this claim. I highly recommend this book.

While teaching at Hosei UniversityTokyo, he wrote extensively about modernity and postmodernity with a particular focus on language, number, and money, concepts that form the subtitle of one of his central books: At the same time, capitalism always remains parasitic on lifeworld backgrounds. But this big picture needs a lot of filling in, which is precisely what the transcgitique analyses of the book are about.

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Murat Jaratani rated it it was amazing Sep 25, Giuseppe Tassone – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 6: Transcritique on Kant and Marx. No keywords specified fix it.

He brings up details when details are needed and illustrates broad topics when overviews are to be given. Max rated it did not like it Mar 19, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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A Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 2: 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. Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it liked it Sep 21, If I were to characterize his approach of transcritique, it is less about utopia both Kant and Marx are prone to be understood as utopic thinkers and more about understanding the context by which the logic of their fields of study are arranged.


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Historical Materialism 14 2: Jul 06, Phil Wyman rated it really liked it. But the important thing about aesthetic judgment is that, although it relies upon the sensus communisit cannot be reduced to sensus communis. Karatani does not only read Kant or Marx closely, but fills this reading with numerous, indeed at times exuberant references to other theorists and ideas, either to support or to contrast the idea at stake.


‘Transcritique: On Kant and Marx’ by Kojin Karatani

Cwms rated it liked it Sep 21, History of Western Philosophy. In a way, I wish for Karatani to have included at least a conclusion, to tie both of these guys together, as he did so in the beginning. John rated it it was amazing Apr 12,