Although debt does not have a face of course, it has the face of everyone who owes. Every “debtor” discourages it from their thought and always finds it before them, inside them, beside them. In order to deal with it effectively, one must first capture its abstract impersonal dimension and significance, not so much the real one. That’s the point where we lose our battle with it, because while it is completely abstract, it is completely personal. And it is as abstract as it is personal.
WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT DEBT : A Portrait of a Notion
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By Christos Voudouris
Christos Voudouris studied Philosophy at the University of Tubingen, Germany. He also graduated from the University of Vienna, Austria. The subject of his first graduate thesis was “Praxis as the way to know God, in the works of Saint Augustine Confessiones”, and his second thesis’ was “Human sordidness and the liberation of conscience, in a Talmud on the subject of the obley in the Jewish religious tradition. “His postgraduate thesis, on which this book is based, was titled “Die Verwandlung does Subjekts bei Foucault und Castaneda” [The Metamorphosis of the Subject in Foucalt and Canstaneda]. Voudouris is also the founder of the Applied Practical Philosophy laboratory “Clinical Philosophy”, (klinikifilosofia.com) as well as an instigator and co-organiser of a biannual international philosophical symposium in the island of Samothraki, Greece.