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Introduction

Brett Levinson

in Market and Thought

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223848
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235421 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823223848.003.0001
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This chapter offers definitions of some terminologies as they are used in the book, and provides a background for the discussion in the succeeding chapters. The first part of the book presents the main theses of the text—consensus, biopolitics, and language. The second part discusses the shifting role of human rights as internationalism yields to globalization. The third part addresses the function of language in Marx, Marxism, and post-Marxism. The last part deals with the commodification of culture. In casting the market as the site of a specific kind of thinking, this study attempts to show how efforts to diminish the magnitude of knowledge in favor of a critique of “real social atrocities” in fact fuel them.

Keywords: knowledge; market; neoliberal consensus; Marxism; language; globalization

Chapter.  5760 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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