[-empyre-] a book, dna and code
Nicholas Ruiz III
editor at intertheory.org
Mon Oct 22 22:46:25 EST 2007
Therein lies the precise distinction, between
'capitalization' (making the environment useful)--and
'capitalism'--a human sociopolitical system.
The latter is but a sociopolitical modulation of the
former. It is not identical with it. All living
things sequester and utilize the environment--they
capitalize upon it. Only humans seem capable of
juridically modulating it for better or worse human
--- "sdv at krokodile.co.uk" <sdv at krokodile.co.uk> wrote:
> All living things do not capitalize.
> This would imply that all human and non-human
> societies were capitalist,
> which is a strange restrictive understanding of
> the variations of
> human and non-human societies.
> I have noticed an increasing tendency to accept this
> liberal line of
> thought but rarely is the proposition actually
> presented. (Though I
> think we probably have before).
> > What is your definition of capital? I would say
> > for organic life, yes, capitalization is
> > inevitable--but this does not sanction any
> > style of politics, what you probably call
> > 'capitalism.' In fact, all critiques of
> > are really critiques of politics, because all
> > things capitalize. Only the climate--geographical
> > social, varies...
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