Drunk on Capitalism. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science

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September 2011



The book presents an interdisciplinary collection of analyses that discuss the impact of market economy on our culture in the post-Berlin Wall era. It contains two parts. The first focuses on the commercialisation of science and education. The second elaborates on the multiple and diverse relation between art and capital.


Introduction. (Don't) Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. R. Vanderbeeken.- Single Step Guide To Success - Day Planning, H. Bunting.- Part I. Science for sale.-  The Inseparability of Science and Values, J. Dupré,- The Humanities Under Fire? R. Pinxten.- What Is There Beyond Mertonian and Dollar Green Science? Exploring the Contours of Epistemic Democracy, J. Van Bouwel.- Enclosing the Academic Commons - Increasing Knowledge Transfer or Eroding Academic Values? S. Sterckx.- (E)valuating Words. Money and Gain in the Therapeutic Economy, D. Nobus, Copyright: a Curse or a Blessing? E. Werkers.- Part II. Buy Buy Art.- The Fetish Character of the Work of Art and its Secret, F. vande Veire.- Salvador Dalí's Dream of Venus at the 1939 World's Fair: Capitalist Funhouse or Surrealist Landmark? C. Stalpaert.- How to sell a boring action hero? An analysis of the success of the Bourne films within the context of Corporate Hollywood, I. vanhee.- Saturn and His Children. The Crying of Potential Estate: A Case Study of the Art Market as Metaphor and Practice, K. Gregos.- The Work of Art in the Age of Meta-Capital, C. Bruno.-  Play Money: How to Handcraft an Achingly Self-Referential Virtual Commodity Fetish Object (For Fun and Profit!), J. Dibbell



Robrecht Vanderbeeken received his Ph-D in philosophy at Ghent University in 2003 on a subject in philosophy of science (i.e. the explanation of human action). Afterwards he was a researcher at the theory department of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. During this two-year-project he worked on the philosophy of G. Deleuze and S. Zizek. From 2005 till 2007 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the philosophy department of Ghent University working on topics in analytic metaphysics and technoscience critique. His current areas of research are the philosophical implications of media art, the interpretation of video art.
Christel Stalpaert is professor at the Department of Performance Studies and Film at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Her main field of study is performing arts at the crossroads of Gilles Deleuze's aesthetics of intensities and Luce Irigaray's corporeal philosophy.
Frederik Le Roy is a PhD student affiliated with the Department of Performance Studies and Film at Ghent University. He holds degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven (licentiate in Philosophy, 2003) and Ghent University (candidate in Philosophy, 2001; licentiate in Theatre Studies, 2005). During the spring semester of 2006 he was a visiting research student at the Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies of UC Berkeley. His research, which is funded by the Flemish Research Foundation (PhD fellowship - FWO-Vlaanderen), explores ways in which traditional concepts and methods of history are put into question by aesthetic and performative means in contemporary performing arts.
Diederik Aerts is professor at the 'Brussels Free University' and director of the 'Leo Apostel Centre (CLEA)', an interdisciplinary and interuniversity (VUB, UGent, KULeuven) research centre, where researchers of different disciplines work on interdisciplinary projects. He is also head of the research group 'Foundations of the Exact Sciences (FUND)' at the VUB. He is secretary of the 'International Quantum Structures Association (IQSA)' and editor of the international journal 'Foundations of Science (FOS)'. He is a board member of the 'Worldviews group', founded by the philosopher Leo Apostel, which investigates the possibility of constructing integrated worldviews, taking into account the recent scientific findings. He was the scientific and artistic coordinator of the 'Einstein meets Magritte' conference, where the world's leading scientists and artists gathered to reflect about science, nature, human action and society.


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EAN: 9789400720824
Untertitel: 2012. Auflage. 3 farbige Tabellen, Bibliographie. eBook. Sprache: Englisch. Dateigröße in MByte: 3.
Verlag: Springer Netherlands
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2011
Seitenanzahl: xxiv180
Format: pdf eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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