The theorist Mark Fisher, whose death was announced at the weekend, was one of our most original thinkers about how we experienced late 20th century and early 21st century capitalism. 790 more words
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“Neoliberalism has sought to eliminate the very category of value in the ethical sense.”
– Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism (2009).
Like most people I imagine, I first became acquainted with Mark Fisher through his 92-page turning pamphlet 858 more words
It’s always sad to hear about someone you respected dying, and there’s a strange sense of guilt that goes along with it when your main public engagement with their ideas involved pointing out (sometimes quite forcefully) where you thought they were wrong. 238 more words
It is generally with bewilderment that I watch the extreme emotional public reaction that accompanies the death of public figures. When in reaction to the unsurprising deaths of very old men and women it is I suppose some sort of rejection of the inevitability of death, a very public denial of death. 313 more words