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The Metaphysics of Capital
Nicholas Ruiz III

ISBN: 097899020X
cultural theory/philosophy/bioethics

Price: $25
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Release Date: November 15, 2006


United States


From the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
Capital comes alive in this book...there is important work being done in the pages of The Metaphysics of Capital...Ruiz's work promises to stimulate some rarely used taste buds, bringing an almost mystical and epic flavor to the story of capital.

Product Description
"A history of Capital, like a history of religion, reflects little more than the current fashion in historical time. A metaphysics of Capital, derived from the preponderance of a capitalizing bare life, supports the idea that Capital has no birth, but is eternally complicit with life, the only variance being, the way in which we define Capital. Capital, that is, the coining of the term--is not synonymous with its inception, or more saliently, there is no immaculate conception of Capital. Like the genetic Code, our identification of it did not make it so; make it exist, as it were. Evidently, unlike God, the Code preceded our conception of it. Ironically, like God, the Code must capitalize upon an environment in order to survive. In other words, Capital is a currency of the Code"

About the Author
Nicholas Ruiz III, Ph.D was born in New York City in 1970 and now lives in New Smyrna Beach, FL. His other books include America in Absentia and Integral Reality (with Robert Hassan). He is also the editor of Kritikos.






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