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Graeme Kirkpatrick's e-book evaluation of Alex Callinicos' "Deciphering Capital: Marx’s Capital and Its Destiny."

From Thesis 11, 2016, Vol. 133(1) 130–136

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Conceptually grasping that totality is the condition of sig­ nification as such. Secondly, however, to grasp that totality conceptually, we have to grasp its limits - that is to say, we have to differentiate it from something other than itself This other, however, can only be another dif­ all ference, and since we are dealing with a totality that embraces 70 ON P O PULIST R E A S O N differences, this other difference - which provides T H E ' P E O P LE' A N D T H E DISCURSIVE P R O DUCT I O N OF EMPTINESS the outside that allows embodied totality or universality is, as we have seen, an impossible us to constitute the totality - would be internal, not external, to the latter object, the hegemonic identity becomes something of the order of an - that is to say, it would be unfit for the totalizing job.

Investment in the selves with them, and have no feeling of aversion towards them. Such a object of love means that the narcissistic libido overflows on to the limitation of narcissism can, according to our theoretical views, only be object. This can take various forms or show various degrees, their produced by one factor, a libidinal tie with other people. 49 This becomes immune to criticism. So the situation arises 'in many forms of requires that we study the kind of emotional bond which is established love choice, that the object serves as a substitute for some unattained idealization of the object, which thus between members of a group, and this in turn involves looking more ego ideal of our own.

I present an argument structured around the following steps. First, if we have a purely differ­ ential ensemble, its totality has to be present in each individual act of signification. Conceptually grasping that totality is the condition of sig­ nification as such. Secondly, however, to grasp that totality conceptually, we have to grasp its limits - that is to say, we have to differentiate it from something other than itself This other, however, can only be another dif­ all ference, and since we are dealing with a totality that embraces 70 ON P O PULIST R E A S O N differences, this other difference - which provides T H E ' P E O P LE' A N D T H E DISCURSIVE P R O DUCT I O N OF EMPTINESS the outside that allows embodied totality or universality is, as we have seen, an impossible us to constitute the totality - would be internal, not external, to the latter object, the hegemonic identity becomes something of the order of an - that is to say, it would be unfit for the totalizing job.

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