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Political Marginalism, Originary Grammar, Cultural Generativity

A marginalist politics begins with the observation that any situation can be reduced to a binary: do a or b. Even there are, in principle, many choices, as soon as you inch closer to one the world splits into that or not-that—and you are always inching. Self-reflection upon any situation reduces itself to such […]

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Reflections on Political Economy from Firstness to Thirdness

All exchanges end symmetrically, but, once they are no longer bound by ritual, they must begin asymmetrically. If the forms of the hunt are prescribed, along with the manner of distribution following the kill, or if the exchange of gifts is inscribed in tradition, then the danger of asymmetry is eliminated. But when something […]

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