‘Where Is the Rift? Marx, Lacan, Capitalism, and Ecology’ by Slavoj Žižek

Published on 13th October 2020 in Res Publica. Revista de Historia de las Ideas Políticas

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In this article it is proposed that the Hegelian dialectical matrix thus serves as the model of the logic of the capital as well as the model of its revolutionary overcoming. Therefore, the fundamental question arises: Which mode of relating to Hegel should an ecologically-oriented Marxism assume today? The Hegelian idealist speculation does not imply an absolute appropriation of nature–in contrast to productive appropriation, speculation lets its Other be, it doesn’t intervene into its Other.

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