Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments

ix

in a dialectical reversal peculiar to major advances in social control, the idea that some are free to use others as means to an end, while others are free to allow themselves to be used in that manner, has been proclaimed the very essence of freedom

—p.ix Foreword (ix) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

in a dialectical reversal peculiar to major advances in social control, the idea that some are free to use others as means to an end, while others are free to allow themselves to be used in that manner, has been proclaimed the very essence of freedom

—p.ix Foreword (ix) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

means effort, endeavor, impulse, inclination, tendency, undertaking striving; in early philosophies of psychology and metaphysics, is an innate inclination of a thing to continue to exist and enhance itself

1

Spinoza calls ‘conatus’ the effort by which ‘each thing, as far as it can by its own power, strives to persevere in its being.’

—p.1 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

Spinoza calls ‘conatus’ the effort by which ‘each thing, as far as it can by its own power, strives to persevere in its being.’

—p.1 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) subjection to something else / (noun) a lack of moral freedom or self-determination

7

Capitalism inherited this layering of markets that evolved over the long term. But it could only truly take form by closing off the last avenues of independent individual or (small-scale) collective production, thus raising material heteronomy to an unprecedented level.

—p.7 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
uncertain
1 year, 3 months ago

Capitalism inherited this layering of markets that evolved over the long term. But it could only truly take form by closing off the last avenues of independent individual or (small-scale) collective production, thus raising material heteronomy to an unprecedented level.

—p.7 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
uncertain
1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect / (noun) a logical impasse or contradiction / (noun) a radical contradiction in the import of a text or theory that is seen in deconstruction as inevitable

13

all the aporiae of the subjectivist metaphysics that feed contemporary individualistic thinking

—p.13 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

all the aporiae of the subjectivist metaphysics that feed contemporary individualistic thinking

—p.13 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

in total

17

Subjectivist-individualist thought, built around the idea of free will as sovereign self-control, predictably rejects this verdict of radical heteronomy in toto and to its last breath.

—p.17 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

Subjectivist-individualist thought, built around the idea of free will as sovereign self-control, predictably rejects this verdict of radical heteronomy in toto and to its last breath.

—p.17 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

give or assign a value to, especially a higher value: "The prophets valorized history"

19

with the hope of crossing the critical threshold of the process of accumulation by self-sustaining valorisation

on capital

—p.19 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

with the hope of crossing the critical threshold of the process of accumulation by self-sustaining valorisation

on capital

—p.19 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

"before the event"; based on forecasts rather than actual results

20

crucially ex ante, in the form of the monetary advance (‘at the start’), namely, as a stock of money-capital, and not as an ex post remuneration for labour-power

—p.20 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

crucially ex ante, in the form of the monetary advance (‘at the start’), namely, as a stock of money-capital, and not as an ex post remuneration for labour-power

—p.20 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

a contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox

23

A false antinomy (between ‘calculation’ and ‘affects’) par excellence

footnote 21 (re: calm calculation vs affects)

—p.23 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

A false antinomy (between ‘calculation’ and ‘affects’) par excellence

footnote 21 (re: calm calculation vs affects)

—p.23 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

the use in manufacturing industry of the methods pioneered by Henry Ford, typified by large-scale mechanized mass production

25

The reorientation of corporate governance towards maximizing shareholder value – namely, the demand from ‘above’ to extract a rate of return on net capital far beyond the prevailing norms of Fordist capitalism

—p.25 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

The reorientation of corporate governance towards maximizing shareholder value – namely, the demand from ‘above’ to extract a rate of return on net capital far beyond the prevailing norms of Fordist capitalism

—p.25 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

a concept popularized by Jack Welch in a speech in 1981; in 2009, he came out against the idea

25

The reorientation of corporate governance towards maximizing shareholder value – namely, the demand from ‘above’ to extract a rate of return on net capital far beyond the prevailing norms of Fordist capitalism

—p.25 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

The reorientation of corporate governance towards maximizing shareholder value – namely, the demand from ‘above’ to extract a rate of return on net capital far beyond the prevailing norms of Fordist capitalism

—p.25 Making Others Do Something (1) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago