Nina Power…..As an academic philosopher....
But by querying the values that underpin capitalism’s relentless and narrow celebration of “success” as dominance and power over others,
Sorry? Capitalism is the private ownership of the means of production. As opposed to the communal. What’s that got to do with success being defined as power over others?
The values of contemporary capitalism are, by contrast, intensely immoral by any standards: selfishness, aggression and indifference to the pain and need of others.
Where in buggery did this come from?
While it would be a radical gesture for “Darwinian” corporate culture and male leaders such as Roberts to collectively self-abolish, there is a deeper point here. A total revaluation of our values, inside and outside of waged labour, would lead us to understand that the most important things in the world are those that are currently valued the least. While it might historically be important to move some pieces from one side of the board to the other, a deeper perspective might lead us to chuck the board off the table and stop playing the game altogether in favour of recognising what was always right there in front of us all along.
I thought philosophers were in the business of thinking? Not teenage emoting?