From Communism to Capitalism: Theory of a Catastrophe

2015.03.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Henry, From Communism to Capitalism: Theory of a Catastrophe, Scott Davidson (tr.), Bloomsbury, 2014, 125pp., $29.95
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2015.03.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Henry, From Communism to Capitalism: Theory of a Catastrophe, Scott Davidson (tr.), Bloomsbury, 2014, 125pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781472524317. Reviewed by James G. Hart, Indiana University Foundational Themes This is a competent translation from the often difficult French of a work first published in 1990. It is a companion piece to Michel Henry's two-volume Marx (1976), and his Barbarie (1987). The translator provides a helpful preface and index. Although Henry is perhaps best known for his writings on a "radical" transcendental phenomenology, the metaphysics of phenomenality, embodiment, and phenomenological theology, the economic-cultural-critical works form part of the intricate interwoven tapestry of his philosophy. The proximate occasion for this work was the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1980's, and the jubilant cries heard throughout Eastern Europe. Henry asks why the communist bureaucrats. . .

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