On Borrowed Time – Lazzarato and Debt

Having seen Lazzarato’s excellent talk on neoliberal indebtedness at Goldsmiths earlier this year I highly recommend his new book. Jussi Parikka has put together a very nice and concise review of it on his Machinology blog. As he notes, it could not be timelier.

Parikka writes…

“Maurizio Lazzarato’s new book La fabrique de l’homme endetté is another fabulous, lucid and inspiring account from the Italian philosopher. The short book is, as the subtitle promises, an essay on the “neoliberal condition”, which in this case encompasses an analysis of debt. It could not be timelier. This is an obvious statement but the importance of debt from the macroeconomic level of public sector national crises in Europe and US to the microeconomic subjectivity of the individual agents cannot be overestimated. Indeed, what Lazzarato offers is a philosophico-historical analysis of the debt condition via Nietzsche, Marx, Deleuze & Guattari and Foucault.”

Read on… Machinology blog

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