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The Metaphysics of Capital

MODERATION AND REVOLUTION – BY ANDREA MICOCCI

Andrea Micocci
Moderation and Revolution
Lexington Books
1-800-462-6420
http://www.LexingtonBooks.com
978-0-7391-6718-2
324 pages

Endorsements:
Alex Callinicos:
“In this remorseless critique of modern ideologies Andrea Micocci targets what he calls the metaphysics of capitalism informing them. Up-ending our normal assumptions, he argues that it is the true revolutionaries who champion individuality and toleration against the homogeneizing tendencies of capitalism. This is a powerful challenge to the common sense of both the status quo and its conventional critics”.

Mino Vianello:
“This is a daring book that one may like or not like, but represents in the clearest way capitalism’s convoluted nature while explaining with extreme clarity the perverse mechanisms of its resilience. The author brilliantly holds the reader’s attention through a journey in the history of ideas to come to the conclusion that moderation is the bond that keeps us socially and culturally tied, whereas revolution means individual emancipation. “Revolution” is the non-violent quest for individual freedom in a materialistic sense and in Micocci’s view has nothing to do with the bureaucratic and totalitarian organization propaganized at the time of the Soviet Union. This book dispels many misconceptions and popularly held beliefs and is recommended to unprejudiced readers”.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Moderation and Revolution asks how we can resolve conflict from the capitalist worldview. It exposes the intellectual basis of contemporary capitalism as a logically flawed dialectic that prevents both revolutionary options in theory and also, in practice, the evolution of capitalism itself towards the revolutionary outcomes outlined by Smith and Marx. As a consequence, it practices intolerance – disguised as tolerance – towards radical thinking, which explains its propensity to war and the fascistic features of its economics and politics. True revolution, on the other hand, is radically tolerant of the presence of the other and therefore non-violent at the core.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrea Micocci teaches at the Jean Monnet Faculty of Seconda Università di Napoli (SUN), San Leucio (CE), and Link Campus University of Malta,Rome.

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Karl Marx

MARX AND THE CRISIS – MARX E LA CRISI

Il Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e la Facoltà di Economia
dell’Università di Bergamo
organizzano una Giornata di studio su

“Marx e la crisi”

il 23 aprile 2010 dalle 9.30 alle 19.00
Aula 15, Via dei Caniana 2
Bergamo

9.30-11.00

GIORGIO GATTEI (Università di Bologna): Marx e l’economia di puro debito (I)

GUGLIELMO FORGES DAVANZATI (Università del Salento): Distribuzione del reddito e crisi in uno schema marxiano di circuito monetario

DIBATTITO

11.30-13.00

ANDREA MICOCCI (University of Malta Link Campus, Roma): Marxismo e crisi: una critica delle interpretazioni correnti e una alternativa non-dialettica

MASSIMILIANO TOMBA (Università di Padova): Immagini della crisi e tempo storico

DIBATTITO

15.00-15.30
RICCARDO BELLOFIORE (Università di Bergamo): La crisi capitalistica e le sue ricorrenze: una lettura a partire da Marx

15.30-16.30
DIBATTITO GENERALE

16.30-19.00

(all’interno della lezione di Economia Monetaria e Economia Monetaria Internazionale)

VLADIMIRO GIACCHÈ (associazione Marx XXI, Roma): Il ritorno del rimosso: Marx, la caduta del saggio di profitto e la crisi

TAVOLA ROTONDA DEI PARTECIPANTI: con la partecipazione di Riccardo Bellofiore, Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, Giorgio Gattei, Vladimiro Giacché, Andrea Micocci, Massimiliano Tomba

Il seminario fa parte di una serie di incontri dedicati alla attuale crisi sistemica del capitalismo

Il programma e gli abstract possono essere scaricati da: http://www.unibg.it/

La partecipazione è aperta a tutti gli interessati

Per ulteriori informazioni: riccardo.bellofiore@unibg.it

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