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~This book looks backward and forward simultaneously. It interprets the persistence of the neoliberal era of capitalism and the appeal of neoliberal ideology as rooted in the archaic and perennial problem of how to meaningfully interpret the deliverances of chance. The argument is that neoliberal market fundamentalism—the view that markets alone...
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~Neoliberalism is dead. Long live neoliberalism.
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~This book is an invitation to challenge neoliberal claims for the superiority of markets as a mode of dealing with chance, and to suggest that there have always been and can be again less deadly and more creative ways to engage with the unknown. A deeper understanding of the social and political stakes of divination practices can help to unmask the...
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Divination practices are tradition-bound rituals for attaining more-than-human knowledge, generally on the basis of a systematic solicitation of...
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~Divination systems tend to involve a finite set of combinatory elements such as cards, runes, yarrows, or cowries. These elements generally represent patterns (such as the change of the seasons), stock characters...
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~Although neoliberalism came to prominence as a movement to liberate markets from the state, what has happened instead is that the state has been weaponized as a night watchman for massive corporate interests, and for the state-finance-prison-industrial-security complex, in general. The production of more and more markets requires the generation of...
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~In situations such as...
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~abduction, 69n10
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~~Joshua Ramey is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College. He is the author of The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (2012), co-translator of François Laruelle’s Non-Philosophical Mysticism for Today (forthcoming), and co-editor of Speculation,...
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The Reinventing Critical Theory series publishes cutting-edge work that seeks to reinvent critical social theory for the twenty-first-century. It serves as a platform for new research in critical philosophy that examines the political, social, historical, anthropological, psychological, technological, religious, aesthetic and/or economic dynamics shaping the contemporary situation. Books in...
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