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The Soul at Work - From Alienation to Autonomy

The Soul at Work - From Alienation to Autonomy

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Published by Sathyanand Mohan
Franco Berardi
Franco Berardi

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SEMIOTEXT(E) FOREIGN AGENTS SERIES
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THESOUL AT WORK
FROM ALIENATION TO AUTONOMYranco "Bifo Berardi
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Contents
Preface by Jason Smith
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Introduction
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1. Labor and Alenaton n the phlosophy of the 1960s
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The Soul at Work
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The Poisoned Soul
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The Precarious Soul
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Conclusion
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Notes
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ree
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Thesoul is the  of the body It is how it falls,and whatmakesit fall in with otherbodies The soul is its gravity This tendency for certain bodies to fall in with others is what constitutes a world The materialist tradition represented by Epicurus andLucretius proposed a worldless time in which bodies rain downthrough the plumbless void, straight down and side-by-side, untila sudden, unpredictable deviation or swerveleansbodies toward one another, so that they come together in a lasting  way The soul does not lie beneath the skin It is the angle of thisswere and what then holds these bodies together It spaces bodiesrather than hiding within them; it is among them, their consistencythe  they have for one another It is what they share in common: neither a form, nor some thing, but a rhythm, a certain way of vibrating, a resonance. Frequency tuning or tone.To speak of a  at work is to move the center of gravity incontemporary debates about cognitive capitalism The soul is notsimply the capacity for abstraction for the subsumption of theparticular It is an aesthetic organ as well the exposure of thoughtto the contractions and dilations of space, to the quickening andlapsing of time To
say
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