This video segment complements the 2014 English-language edition of History and Obstinacy by Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt, edited by Devin Fore and translated by Richard Langston (Zone Books).
“It is imaginable that interest in universals such as money and logic can be aroused in an agrarian society untouched by the process of capital. This interest can be developed in an individual born into a consanguineous or tribal community only in the form of a weak force” (p. 141).
See “The Differentiation of Strong and Weak Social Forces and of Hermetic and Associative Forces” (pp. 140-43).
History and Obstinacy
Alexander Kluge: Cultural History in Dialogue is a joint project of Cornell University, Universität Bremen and Princeton University.