Idiotism: Capitalism and the Privatisation of Life
By: Neal Curtis (author)Paperback
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Idiotism examines society in late capitalism where the market logic of neoliberalism has become the new `common sense'. Using the Greek word idios, meaning 'private', Neal Curtis calls this privatisation of the world `idiotism'. Through constructing a new vocabulary with which to understand our society, Curtis examines 'idiotism' across the spheres of economics, politics and culture, drawing on the philosophy and political theories of Martin Heidegger, Louis Althusser, Franco Berardi, Jacques Ranciere and Cornelius Castoriadis. This book recasts our conception of the new privatised world's 'common sense', presenting it as not simply a case of false consciousness, but an problem related to our own existence.
Neal Curtis is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland. He is the author of War and Social Theory: World, Value, Identity (2006), Against Autonomy: Lyotard, Action and Judgement (2001) and editor of The Pictorial Turn (2010).
1. Enclosing the World, or Idiotism 2. The Ideology of Idiotism 3. Idiotism and Economics 4. Idiotism and Politics 5. Idiotism and Culture 6. Opening the World, or Democracy Bibliography Notes Index
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