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Modernity, the Commons and Capitalism

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Skouras, George
Journal: British Journal of American Legal Studies
Volume: 9
Page(s): 367-385
Date: 2020
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10825
Sector: Global Commons
Information & Knowledge
Land Tenure & Use
New Commons
Social Organization
Urban Commons
Region: North America
Subject(s): law
political science
land tenure and use
Abstract: "The modern way of life and reflected in modern political philosophy is directed by capitalist activity of both commodities and persons. Entities that do not have commodity value are worthless to the capitalist enterprise, regardless of any intrinsic value in themselves. Modernity is capitalist modernity. Modernity has given preference for objects/commodities over persons. This paper will argue for opening-up the landscape for alternative experiences to capitalism, as an attempt to move away from the capitalist enterprise. That is, be able to provide open space for people to use other than the buying and selling of commodities---where the commodification process breaks down and opens-up spaces for alternative experiences besides the capitalist experience. In other words, this work will attempt to serve as critique of Enlightenment philosophical discourse---that is, serve as a critique of the Age of Enlightenment serving as the foundational head of modernism---a plea for the rebellion against the quantification and mathematization of reality under modernist and industrial societies. It will use the modern landscape as the first effort to break free from the capitalist enterprise."

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