Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 15, No 1 (2019)

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The Marxian Tonality of Organopolitics

Michel Weber

Abstract


To explore a synergy of sorts between Whitehead and Marx is very tempting in the context of the current global systemic crisis. Since Foucault's lecture given at the Collège de France in 1975-1976, the concepts of biopower and biopolitics have been widely discussed in academic and political circles. It seems more to the point here to speak of the need for an organopolitics. In a nutshell, Marx's ideal and pragmatism should be preserved, together with his twin concepts of class consciousness and class struggle. His concept of class needs however some new foundations while his materialism and determinism would be advantageously replaced by panexperientialism and creativity.

Nine steps are expedient to probe the stakes and outline the project.



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