Books The Immaterial (French List)

  • Autor: Andre Gorz
  • Editor: Seagull Books London Ltd
  • Last data published: 05 December 2010
  • ISBN: 1906497613
  • Format: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 212 pages
  • File Size: 12MB
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Description The Immaterial (French List) de Andre Gorz:

In "The Immaterial", French social philosopher Andre Gorz argues, in his finely tuned and polemical style, that the economic boom that accelerated in the 1990s and crashed so spectacularly in 2008 was based largely on an immaterial consumption of symbols and ideas, as capitalism tried to overcome the crisis of the formally industrial regime by throwing itself into a new, so-called knowledge economy. In this, the last full-length philosophical work Gorz completed before his death, he argues instead for the creation of a true knowledge economy. This economy would be based on zero-cost exchange and pooled resources, and knowledge would be treated as humanity's common property. Currently, in order to exploit knowledge and turn it into capital, the capitalist enterprise privatizes specialized knowledge and claims ownership through private licenses and copyright. But as Gorz shows, the traditional foundations of such capitalist economics have begun to crumble because of the immaterial nature of this new form of product, which makes it almost impossible to measure in monetary terms. The knowledge economy, Gorz declares, is the crisis of capitalism. Thought-provoking and divisive, "The Immaterial" is the perfect book for our time, as we begin to reimagine the structures of our economic system in order to rebuild and move forward. Andre Gorz (1923-2007), also known by his pen name, Michel Bosquet, was an Austrian-French social philosopher. He was the editor of Les Temps modernes and cofounded Le Nouvel Observateur, a leftist weekly. His other books include Socialism and Revolution, Farewell to the Working Class, and Ecologica, the last also published by Seagull Books. Chris Turner is a writer and translator who lives in Birmingham, England.


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