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Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser

Jan Mieszkowski


This book studies the doctrines of productivity and interest in Romanticism and classical political economy. The book argues that the widespread contemporary embrace of cultural historicism and the rejection of nineteenth-century conceptions of agency have hindered our study of aesthetics and politics. Focusing on the difficulty of coordinating paradigms of intellectual and material labor, this book shows that the relationship between the imagination and practical reason is crucial to debates about language and ideology. From the Romantics to Poe ... More

Keywords: productivity, Romanticism, classical political economy, language, ideology, Kant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823225873
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Mieszkowski, author