Spinoza’s joint-stock theory of the affects

Spinoza’s understanding of the affects can illuminate much, but I do not think it amounts to a critical or radical politics of the affective. So while I finish a post on the politics of affect that is more to do with current theories and politics around affect, I thought I would reiterate some of the…


Below is the abstract I finally got around to finishing for Max Haiven’s project on money and art — on which there’s a lot of interesting material here, and an article here. As it happens, I think money has a lot to do with art, albeit assuming an expansive definition of its terms.


By way of settling an odd bet, here are some footnotes from an old essay on financial crisis, national debt and disciplinary practice in the 1930s (pdf):