Jouir à l’heure capitaliste. Lacan, pas sans Kojève
| RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA - 2019 - 2
The aim of this paper is to argue that the lacanian interpretation of capitalism is strictly related to the concept of «giving capitalism», developed by Kojève during a famous conference in Düsseldorf, at the invitation of Carl Schmitt in 1957. Lacan’s point is that capitalism has established itself as the empire of standardised enjoyment, where consumers of gadgets become gadgets. This reification process is hidden behind the friendly face of «giving capitalism», but ends up to manifest itself as a mechanism of aggressive control of life...