1st Edition

Regimes of Capital in the Post-Digital Age

Edited By Szymon Wróbel, Krzysztof Skonieczny Copyright 2023
    258 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Regimes of Capital in the Post-Digital Age provides a view of the current state of capitalism, through the interrogation of key diagnoses offered by philosophers and social theorists.

    With attention to questions about the manner in which the advent of the information age has shaped capitalism, the implications of the post- digital age for social capital, and the possible forms of resistance to the problematic aspects of capitalism, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, philosophy, and social theory with interests in critical theory, capitalist society, and digital culture.

    Introduction: Capital and Beyond, Szymon Wróbel, Krzysztof Skonieczny Part I: Capitalism’s New Clothes? 1. ‘The Age of Resilience’, Gregg Lambert; 2. Capital, Or, Information: Affective Labor, Historical Materialism, and the Convergence of Forces and Relations of Production, A. Kiarina Kordela; 3. Anthropocene, Capitalocene or Pliroforicene? Regardless, We Need Gelassenheit, Casey Rentmeester; 4. Capital after Vaccinations, Szymon Wróbel Part II: Capital in the Information Age 5. The Invention of the Brain: Artificial Intelligence and Libidinal Symptomatology, Alex Taek-Gwang Lee; 6. Beyond the Automated Left: On the Autonomy of AI Ecologies, Adam Nocek; 7. Information Vectors and the Capitalization of Social Practices, Paul Firenze; 8. Hacking as a Weapon: Exposing the Underlying Imperfections of Neoliberal Democracy Through Technology in Mr. Robot, Zita Hüsing Part III: Varieties of Social Capital 9. Exchanges, Tom Tyler; 10. Not Quite a Capital but Still Capital Results: An Ethnographic Critique of Bourdieu’s Notion of Social Capital, Kamil Wielecki; 11. Social capital in labor relations influenced by digitalization trends, Victor Zvonar, Oksana Dyakonenko, Tetiana Kotenko; 12. Images in the Age of Social Media: Capitalism, Consumerism, and Liberalism, Fabio Tononi Part IV: Capitalism and Its Others 13. Who will take part in knowledge? On the condition(s) of knowledge socialism, Maciej Bednarski; 14. The concept of natural history in Marx’s Capital and Adorno’s The Idea of Natural History: nature, the cage of self-preservation and critique of political economy, Andrzej Frelek; 15. Capitalism and Slowness: Resistance or Reterritorialization? The Case of Slow Food, Krzysztof Skonieczny


    Szymon Wróbel is Professor of philosophy at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His books in English include: Deferring the Self and Grammar and Glamor of Cooperation, together with Krzysztof Skonieczny, he is co-editor of two books – Atheism Revisited: Rethinking Modernity and Inventing New Modes of Life (2020) and Living and Thinking in the Post- Digital World (2021).

    Krzysztof Skonieczny is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales,” University of Warsaw. He is the author of Immanence and the Animal: A Conceptual Inquiry (2020) and co-editor (with Szymon Wróbel) of Atheism Revisited: Rethinking Modernity and Inventing New Modes of Life (2020) and Living and Thinking in the Post- Digital World: Theories, Experiences, Expectations (2021).