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Nicholas Ruiz III on Thu, 9 Oct 2008 20:45:02 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> America in Absentia

intertheory press...book release...2008

America in Absentia
Nicholas Ruiz III


ISBN: 0978990218
cultural theory/philosophy/current affairs

Release Date: October, 2008

Product Description
"The unifying principle of the world is Capital.
Ethical conceptions are helpful here. Where a 'fact'
is verifiable, a 'value' is relative. In a special
case, Capital is an ethical fact by virtue of its
valuation, always in flux and exchange. Like moral
value, Capital is in the eye of the beholder. Still,
this does not mean that there is a grand unifying
theory of the real, because the world seeks
fragmentation at all times. Life trumps the world by
its persistence in the face of inevitable death.
Extermination, in the total sense, is the highest
stake on the table between the world and life. America
is the highest bidder in this speculative game. Let us
hope she is bluffing."

About the Author
Nicholas Ruiz III is Associate Professor of Humanities
in the Daytona State College, USA. He is the author of
The Metaphysics of Capital and Integral Reality (with
Robert Hassan). He is also the editor of Kritikos. 
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