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24 / 7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep by Jonathan Crary

By Jonathan Crary

24/7: overdue Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores a few of the ruinous outcomes of the increasing continuous methods of twenty-first-century capitalism. now operates via each hour of the clock, pushing us into consistent job and eroding different types of neighborhood and political expression, destructive the material of daily life.

Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation among an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and rising ideas of keep watch over and surveillance. He describes the continued administration of person attentiveness and the impairment of notion in the obligatory workouts of latest technological tradition. even as, he indicates that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that's intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, issues to different extra bold and collective refusals of world-destroying styles of progress and accumulation.

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10 Kant does not identify virtue with asceticism. According to Kant, we have a duty to promote the happiness of others; “happiness” in this sense refers to their physical and psychological well-being. A Kantian ethic could never be identified with resignation and violence. There seems to be an easy confusion between moral motivation and asceticism. ) To be sensitive to whether or not one is being selfish or short sighted is not the same as rejecting the “pleasures of the flesh” wholesale, and Kant never suggests that such is necessary or desirable.

12 In 1962, Schachter and Singer performed an experiment wherein they told subjects that they were receiving vitamin injections to study vision. In fact, the subjects were either injected with epinephrine or a placebo. com - licensed to New York University - Waldmann Dental Library - PalgraveConnect - 2015-05-02 U n d e r s ta n d i n g K a n t ’ s T h e o ry of Emotion not, and a third group were misinformed about side effects (to control for general anxiety about the side effects). Participants were then left in a room for 20 minutes with a (fake) co-patient who was either happy or angry.

Just as the Stoic asserts that even the prisoner can be free in his chains, orthodox Christians make ascetic sacrifices in order to purify the soul from the desires of the flesh. The fearless philosophy of Christian resignation— “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil” (Psalm 23:4 KJV)—might just as well be called Stoicism. The Christian adopts this Stoic stance because, believing in the immortality of the soul, the Christian should only care for eternal “treasures of heaven” and not “the works of the flesh” (Matthew 6:19–21 KJV; Galatians 5:19–21 KJV).

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