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The Metaphysics of Capital
by Nick Ruiz, Ph.D

ISBN: 097899020X
cultural theory/philosophy/bioethics

Price: $25
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Release Date: November 15, 2006


United States


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. --The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies

Building upon Jacques Derrida's "Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences" (1966) and Jean Baudrillard's "metaphysics of the code" in Symbolic Exchange and Death (1976), Ruiz explores the signification of capital as a metaphysical construct, resulting in some astonishing conclusions. --@OrlandoCurrents

Product Description
I see Capital and Code as rendering a duality, interlocking as an objective fundamental protocol, out of which arises a subjective metaphysics....Pierre Klossowski would say we're 'the living currency,' and that's close to the mark, but I'd say, in other words, that Capital is a currency of the Code."

About the Author
Nick Ruiz, 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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