Arvesyndens politiske økonomi: Fra Søren Kierkegaard til Roswitha Scholz

  • Dominique Routhier Syddansk Universitet
Nøgleord: Synd, skyld, gæld, oprindelig akkumulation, krise

Resumé

Debt—as it has been frequently noted—seems inextricably tied, semantically as well as historically, to the notion of guilt. Less attention, however, has been paid to the Christian origin of this guilt complex in the doctrine of ‘the original sin’. The present article argues that Kierkegaard’s critique of the doctrine of original sin, formulated on the brink of high capitalism, can be read as a critical reflection on the uses and abuses of the concept of history to suit doctrinaire ends. Kierkegaard’s critique then, its shortcomings notwithstanding, pertains to a wider problematic concerning the ideological instrumentality of historico-philosophical myths of origin. In the history of capitalism, as Marx pointed out, the doctrine of the original sin is transposed from the sphere of religion to that of political economy, where it figures as ‘original accumulation’. Within this critical framework—and drawing on recent Marxist feminist critiques from Silvia Federici and Roswitha Scholz, respectively—the article further pursues to expose and critique the ideological default of the idea of an original accumulation.

Forfatterbiografi

Dominique Routhier, Syddansk Universitet

Ph.d.-stipendiat
Institut for Kulturvidenskab

Referencer

Adorno, Theodor W. Kierkegaard – Konstruktion af det æstetiske. København: Bibliotek Rhodos, 1980.

Brenner, Robert. The Economics of Global Turbulence: The Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn, 1945–2005. New York: Verso, 2006.

Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. New York: Autonomedia, 2004.

Federici, Silvia. ”From Commoning to Debt: Financialization, Micro-Credit and the Changing Architecture of Capital Accumulation”. CADTM. 2016. http://www.cadtm.org/spip.php?page=imprimer&id_article=13599#nh12.

Graeber, David. Debt: The First 5000 Years. New York: Melville 2011.

Hamacher, Werner. “Schuldgeschichte. Benjamins Skizze ’Kapitalismus als Religion’”. Kapitalismus als Religion. Red. Dirk Baecker. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2004. 77-120.

Kierkegaard, Søren. Begrebet Angest. København: Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, 1960.

Kierkegaard, Søren. Stadier paa livets vei. Søren Kierkegaard: Samlede Værker. Bd. 8. Red. A. B. Drachmann et al. København: Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, 1962.

Lazzarato, Maurizio. The Making of the Indebted Man: An Essay on the Neoliberal Condition. Oversat af Joshua David Jordan. Los Angelses, CA: Semiotext(e), 2012.

Marx, Karl. Kapitalen. Kritik af den politiske økonomi. Red. Johs. Witt-Hansen. København: Bibliotek Rhodos, 1971.

Reid, J., Nicol, C., Burns, N., & Chanda, S. ”Long Term Asset Return Study: The Next Financial Crisis”. Deutsche Bank Markets Research, tramuntalegria, 2017. http://www.tramuntalegria.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Long-Term-Asset-Return-Study-The-Next-Financial-Crisis-db.pdf

Scholz, Roswitha. ”Zur Kritik heutiger Landnahme-Theorien”. Exit! Krise und Kritik der Warensgesellschaft 13 (2016): 46-100.

Summers, Larry. ”The Age of Secular Stagnation”. Larry Summers. 2016: http://larrysummers.com/2016/02/17/the-age-of-secular-stagnation/.

Thorup, Mikkel. Du skylder! Om moralsk og økonomisk gæld. Aarhus: Klim, 2016.

Publiceret
2018-05-15
Citation/Eksport
Routhier, D. (2018). Arvesyndens politiske økonomi: Fra Søren Kierkegaard til Roswitha Scholz. K&K - Kultur Og Klasse, 46(125), 199-218. Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/kok/article/view/105557