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Afterword: Reinventing the Future

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Williams, A. and Srnicek, N. (2016). Afterword: Reinventing the Future. In Williams, A. and Srnicek, N. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work. Verso, pp. 185-200

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

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Our novelty is perhaps in tracing these problems back to a preference for immediacy – namely, the kernel of contemporary ‘folk politics’. (In fact, a better name for ‘folk politics’ might be ‘the politics of immediacy’.) It is this valorisation of immediacy – and the way in which it has become a common sense – that we see played out in various ways across the left, both in the explicit statement of political theorists and in the implicit assumptions of various practices.

—p.192 by Alex Williams, Nick Srnicek
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Our novelty is perhaps in tracing these problems back to a preference for immediacy – namely, the kernel of contemporary ‘folk politics’. (In fact, a better name for ‘folk politics’ might be ‘the politics of immediacy’.) It is this valorisation of immediacy – and the way in which it has become a common sense – that we see played out in various ways across the left, both in the explicit statement of political theorists and in the implicit assumptions of various practices.

—p.192 by Alex Williams, Nick Srnicek
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2 years, 7 months ago

the philosophical attempt to describe things in terms of their apparent intrinsic purpose, directive principle, or goal, irrespective of human use or opinion

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The vanguard-function differs from the teleological understanding of the vanguard whose sway over the Marxist tradition helped engender vanguardism

quoting Rodrigo Nunes

—p.195 missing author
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2 years, 7 months ago

The vanguard-function differs from the teleological understanding of the vanguard whose sway over the Marxist tradition helped engender vanguardism

quoting Rodrigo Nunes

—p.195 missing author
notable
2 years, 7 months ago