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Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology free pdf In this major new book, Andre Gorz expands on the political implications of his prescient and influential "Paths to Paradise" and "Critique of Economic Reason." Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and the structure of the workforce, Gorz explores the new political agendas facing both left and right. Each is in disarray: the right, torn between the demands of capital and the 'traditional values' of its supporters, can only offer illusory solutions, while the left either capitulates to these or remains tempted by regressive, 'fundamentalist' projects inappropriate to complex modern societies. Identifying the grave risks posed by a dual society with a hyperactive minority of full-time workers confronting a silenced majority who are, at best, precariously employed, Gorz proposes a new definition of a key social conflict within Western societies in terms of the distribution of work and the form and content of non-working time. Taking into account changing cultural attitudes to work, he re-examines socialism's historical project--which, he contends, has always properly been to lay down the rules and limits within which economic raitonality may be permitted to function, not to create some statist, productivist countersystem. Above all, he offers a vital fresh perspective for the left, whose objective, in his view, must be to extend the sphere to autonomous human activity, and increase the possibilities for individual self-fulfilment.

About Andre Gorz

Andre Gorz was born in Austria in 1924, and moved to Paris in 1948, going on to become an editor of "Les Temps Modernes." He was one of the founders of "Le Nouvel Observateur" and wrote for it under the pseudonym of Michel Bosquet for some twenty years. His books "Critique of Economic Reason" and "The Traitor" are published by Verso.

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Author : Andre Gorz
Publisher : Verso Books
Data Published : 22 January 2013
ISBN : 1781680264
EAN : 9781781680261
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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