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Cristianismo y Capitalismo The Thing and the Cross: Sadly, he would never leave the hospital.

Why would an incredulous Jew want to write, Rozitchner himself asks, about the Confessions of a Christian saint? Rozitchner thus worked for over fifty years in the domain where questions of politics and subjectivity come head to head, particularly in the historical contexts of left-wing populism and guerrilla struggles, right-wing authoritarianism, rpzitchner dictator ship, and the transition to democracy.

He studied at the Sorbonne with Maurice Merleau-Ponty, whose Adventures of the Dialectic and Humanism and Terror he translated into Spanish, and he wrote a thesis on Max Scheler, later published as Persona roozitchner comunidad Person and Community inbut he rozitcgner scornful of the structuralism of Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan.

It is almost as if by a perverse counterfinality, the more we step back in time to dig up the prior origins of the power of subjection, the more history catches up with us from behind by turning the distant past into an ominous premonition of the present. Christianity and Capitalism Why Keynes was wrong.


His last message came just rositchner before he was to undergo surgery, in February The core of his proposal, which has remained remarkably — some would prefer to say stubbornly — consistent over the years, combines a thorough investigation into the roots of power and subjection in terror, on the one hand, with a wilful retrieval of the collective potential for rebellion and subjectivation, on the other. Thus, while the investigation into Peronism was actually initiated well before the military coup of in Argentina, its underlying logic regarding the continued presence of war at the heart of politics as such, presented in a daring juxtaposition of Freud, Marx and Clausewitz, already anticipates not only the regime of terror under the military lein, but also the illusions that undergirded the later transition to democracy in Argentina.

Between Blood and Time. Friedrich Adolf Kittler, — Read today, many of these writings seem prescient.

León Rozitchner, – – Radical Philosophy

However, this is not merely an analytical attempt to locate the origins of power — in the structure of the superego, for instance; rather, such an analysis also marks the onset of an alternative democratic politics that would be able in a completely different way to elaborate these profoundly affective and bodily materials with which subjectivity is constituted.

Among them, there is no ethical sense, only a personal morality; there is not a single one who can take charge of his action and extend its meaning so as to reencounter in it the signification of the acts taken on collectively, by including the full materiality in which they are grounded. This was the only time that we met in person, but something immediately clicked between us and we kept exchanging long letters by email in the final years of his life.


A man of untiring energy and vitalism, he had formed many generations of younger scholars, intellectuals and activists. All of his writings contribute to the unrelenting effort to uncover the hidden recesses in which power is capable of thriving on the terrorizing fear of, and simultaneous seduction by, the figure rozutchner authority. And yet, a strange halfsilence surrounded his own writings during much of his lifetime.

León Rozitchner – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

But a similar temporal loop already overdetermines some of the earlier books. He was still full of optimism and vitality, confident that he was going to defeat the disease.

Entre la sangre y el tiempo. Finally, it is also worth noting how Rozitchner seems to have devoted most of his work to critiquing others, be they friendly opponents, useful adversaries, or full-blown enemies.