Confronting Capital and Empire
26 juin 2017

Confronting Capital and Empire

Nouvelle publication par Viren Murthy, résident 2015-2016

En collaboration avec Fabian Schäfer, Université de Erlangen-Nürnberg et Max Ward, de Middlebury College, Viren Murthy, de l’Université du Wisconsin historien et résident à l’IEA de Nantes, promotion 2015-2016 vient de faire praitre chez Brill "Confronting Capital and Empire."

Résumé de l’ouvrage (en anglais):

Confronting Capital and Empire inquires into the relationship between philosophy, politics and capitalism by rethinking Kyoto School philosophy in relation to history. The Kyoto School was an influential group of Japanese philosophers loosely related to Kyoto Imperial University’s philosophy department, including such diverse thinkers as Nishida Kitarō, Tanabe Hajime, Nakai Masakazu and Tosaka Jun.

Confronting Capital and Empire presents a new perspective on the Kyoto School by bringing the school into dialogue with Marx and the underlying questions of Marxist theory. The volume brings together essays that analyse Kyoto School thinkers through a Marxian and/or critical theoretical perspective, asking: in what ways did Kyoto School thinkers engage with their historical moment? What were the political possibilities immanent in their thought? And how does Kyoto School philosophy speak to the pressing historical and political questions of our own moment?