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Title: Marx et Richir
Subtitle: Une politique du simulacre
Author(s): MAURICE, Thomas
Journal: Etudes phénoménologiques - Phenomenological Studies
Volume: 3    Date: 2019   
Pages: 145-166
DOI: 10.2143/EPH.3.0.3285178

Abstract :
Even though Marx brought to light the fetishism of commodity, i.e., the illusion that capitalistic accumulation is a relationship among things and not a social relationship among human producers, such an illusion still persists. Appealing to Marc Richir’s notion of simulacrum – the illusion of the phenomenon – will allow us to elucidate the tenor of this illusion. By unveiling its transcendental make-up, through its a priori phenomenological structures, we will then bring out the conditions of possibility for the financialization of the capitalistic economy, which is an extreme form of fetishism.

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