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Experience of Crisis

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Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)

Abstract

This chapter concerns the phenomenological dimension of crisis as a nihilist separation between humans and the profane world that they inhabit. Crisis is problematized as a nihilist temporality that purports either a state of submission towards a transcendental world or a permanent acceptance of societies of control. Thus, two forms of experience of crisis are considered: crisis as decision and crisis as indecision. Theoretically, this twofold experience of crisis is explored through Marx’s investigations on the Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall and Taube’s indagation on modern eschatology. Based on these investigations, the chapter aims at a critique of the figure of the militant during the 2007 crisis protests in Portugal.

Keywords

Experience Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall Eschatology QSLT 

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  1. 1.LancasterUK

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