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  1. Menke’s Reconstruction of Benjamin’s Law, His Tragic Aporia and Recognition.Gonzalo Bustamante Kuschel - 2015 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 41 (6):577-591.
    Benjamin’s Critique of Violence has been a relevant source of legal and political philosophy about the nature of law, from Derrida to Menke. In this article, we rebuild the reading of Benjamin’s Critique proposed by Menke and consider the appropriateness of violence in the law not as a tragic tension, but as a condition for its reproduction. Finally, we will consider its paradoxical nature as a confirmation of the difference between the force of law and social-normative elements such as recognition (...)
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  • Free Gifts and Positional Gifts: Beyond Exchangism.Dave Elder-Vass - 2015 - European Journal of Social Theory 18 (4):451-468.
    Social theories of giving have often been shaped by anthropological accounts that present it as a form of pre-market reciprocal exchange, yet this exchangist discourse obscures important contemporary giving practices. This article discusses two types of giving that confound the exchangist model: sharing practices within the family; and free gifts to strangers. Once we reject understandings of giving derived from analyses of non-modern economies, it is possible to see that the gift economy is not a rare survival but rather is (...)
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  • Michel Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge and Economic Discourse.Serhat Kologlugil - 2010 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 3 (2):1-25.
    The literature in economic methodology has witnessed anincrease in the number of studies which, drawing upon the postmodernturn in social sciences, pay serious attention to the non-epistemologicaldiscursive elements of economic theorizing. This recent work on the“economic discourse” has thus added a new dimension to economicmethodology by analyzing various discursive aspects of theconstruction of scientific meanings in economics. Taking a similarstance, this paper explores Michel Foucault’s archaeological analysis ofscientific discourses. It aims to show that his archaeological readingof the history of economic (...)
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