Date of Award
Master of Arts
The purpose of this thesis is threefold: firstly, to argue for the possibility of a Heideggerian Marxism through demonstration; secondly, to attempt to establish the foundation for a future phenomenology of capitalism; and thirdly, to attempt to redress Karl Marxâs weak theory of alienated subjectivity. I do this through the gradual development of a new concept that I have come to call being-in-capital. The first chapter is thus generally dedicated to preparation, concretized through a familiarization with Martin Heideggerâs system of thought, as embodied in four of his works: Being and Time, âThe Origin of the Work of Art,â the âLetter on Humanism,â and âThe Question Concerning Technology.â Following this engagement with Heidegger, we come to Karl Marxâs Capital, Volume One, âThe German Ideology,â and âThe Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844,â whose purpose is to supply the materialist half of being-in-capital. The third chapter seeks to investigate being-in-capital as an effect of the post-industrial decline of Detroit, Michigan. Concluding the thesis are a few words on the difficulties involved in the creation of a Heideggerian Marxism.
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Edgar Mauricio Llamas
Llamas, Edgar Mauricio, "Being-in-Capital: A Study in the Existential and Sociological Conditions of Post-Industrial Capitalism" (2021). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 3288.