Hybris like arkhé of capital

  • Jadir Antunes Professor do PPG de Filosofia da Unioeste
Keywords: Violence and capitalism, Historical genesis of the capital, Colonialism

Abstract

Our article intends to show that in Marx's understanding, the capitalist system is a system governed by the principle of what confronts the λόγος and the rational, by what in Greek culture was called hybris and ananké: insane violence and the uncontrollable need of fate. The violence is a principle of the capital. It makes part so much of its historical genesis as of its modern development. The original violence of english capital of the centuries XIV-XVII on the semi-feudal peasant make the pre-history of the capital. The continuity of this violence on the non capitalist nations makes the modern capital’s history. In a case the violence acts to make the first and original capital, in another case to develop and universalizing its concept. In both cases, the violence is inevitable and inseparable of the capital.

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Published
2017-11-18
How to Cite
ANTUNES, J. Hybris like arkhé of capital. Kalagatos, v. 14, n. 3, p. 5-21, 18 nov. 2017.
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