Unflat Ontology: Essay on the Poverty of Democratic Materialism

Unflat Ontology: Essay on the Poverty of Democratic Materialism
Kvachev, Vadim. (2020). Stasis. Vol. 9. No. 1. July. pp. 13-34. (Article - Journal; English).

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The paper is dedicated to the problem of flat ontology in philosophy and its relation to the practice in economy. The author argues that flat economy is based on a marginal utility theory of value and presents hierarchical value chains with concentration of power-capital as if they were flat and all the actors involved were equal. This is the work of democratic materialism, with its idea of radical equality of human and non-human interactions. This perspective, according to the author, should be opposed by the reconstruction of power-capital relations in unflat ontologies of the value-creation process.



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Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

02 Sep 2020 14:36

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05 Sep 2020 00:26



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