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Gio rated it liked it Dec 11, oa I located an English translation of this text by Jordan Levinson on Scribd. Hopefully I will get to writing a review soon.

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Pretty good summary here on page 81; “It is the very same interpretative capacity of the preliminary emotion that first instigated the deduction from the instinct to procreate.

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La monnaie vivante

Here is a text that radically changed the agenda for Foucault, Deleuze, and many other French thinkers in the last quarter of the twentieth century, and there is every chance it klossoeski do the same for international audiences in the mnnaie quarter of the twenty-first. Theology to Counter-Utopia, Daniel W. Numeraire as possessing human beings as commodities, a living currency, decentred through desire for voluptuous emotion; critique of Marquis de Sade’s object perversion through obsessive fantasy to obtain this repetitive ideal.


Sade and Fourier, translated by Paul Foss-Heimlich 7.

Louis-Jean Levasseur rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Letter from Foucault to Pierre Klossowski 5. And whatever physiological monnqie the individual might eventually attain, in his physical appearance, is is still no match for the constraint of being under the exclusive control of phantasm.

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Therein lies the principal evaluation of this emotion: The Living Currency is his most intriguing and premonitory book, bringing together insights from Sade, Fourier, Vivange, Nietzsche, Keynes, and Freud to explore how industrial or postindustrial economies are based not on the distribution of goods, but on the circulation of desires and fantasies, and how bodies are primarily objects of voluptuous consumption and libidinal exchange too.

Hermes rated it really liked it Nov 14, Trivia About La monnaie vivante. It offers an analysis of economic production as a mechanism of psychic production of desires and is a key work from this often overlooked but wonderfully creative French thinker.


The mechanism’s of voluptuous emotion are through sublimation of existing preferences or increasing in fantasy value through object perversioncontributing to total expansive commodification whose subjects identify themselves through the empire’s apparatus whose medium is numeraire. Published October by Rivages first published Mathieu Pln-Lmrr rated it liked it May 05, Robert Something rated it really liked it Nov 27, Preface List of Translators 1.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Using Sade to reframe Marx and Fourier to rethink Freud, Klossowski’s two essays in this volume revealed heretofore unappreciated dimensions of the roles played by desire and pleasure in the economics of industrial production that have continued to inspire theorists interested in the economic relations between affects and needs. Zaratruta rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Living Currency

No trivia or quizzes yet. After reading it a few more times, I know it is the best book of our times. Return to Book Page.