The Sublime Perversion of Capital: Marxist Theory and the Politics of History in Modern Japan
The Continent of History and the Theoretical Inside
The analysis undertaken by Uno Kōzō on the question of the (im)possibility or “nihil of reason” (muri) characterizing the commodification of labor power operates as a theoretical pivot that exposes two exteriorities, two suspensions. On the one hand this moment discloses the theoretical physics of contamination between the logic of capital as a putatively closed circle and the history of capitalism as a developmental process. On the other hand the fact that this (im)possibility is always “passing through” or “traversing” the gap of logic and history reveals another exteriority in the form of the apparatuses that allow...