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Kojin Karatani

Kojin Karatani is a Japanese philosopher who teaches at Kinki University, Osaka, and

Columbia University. He is the author of Architecture as Metaphor (MIT Press, 1995) and Origins

of Modern Japanese Literature. He founded the New Associationist Movement (NAM) in Japan in 2000.

Titles by This Author

On Kant and Marx

Kojin Karatani's Transcritique introduces a startlingly new dimension to Immanuel Kant's transcendental critique by using Kant to read Karl Marx and Marx to read Kant. In a direct challenge to standard academic approaches to both thinkers, Karatani's transcritical readings discover the ethical roots of socialism in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and a Kantian critique of money in Marx's Capital.

Language, Number, Money

Kojin Karatani, Japan's leading literary critic, is perhaps best known for his imaginative readings of Shakespeare, Soseki, Marx, Wittgenstein, and most recently Kant.