This article is devoted to Thomas Piketty’s latest book, Capital and Ideology (2019). We begin by placing the book within the argument developed by the author in his previous works, before pointing out a number of limitations. We first question Piketty’s way of thinking about capitalism, before coming to his theory of ideology. Finally, we will try to define the contours and limits of Piketty’s project of overcoming capitalism, ie. his vision of a just society, of a “participative socialism”, as it is presented in the last chapter of the book.
Abstract When property and its origin have been conceived in the history of philosophy, they have been interpreted in the framework of nature, including at a time when property, both private and common, was already regulated by a system of legal norms. Property and its legitimacy were then considered on the borders of facts (such … Continue reading The naturalization of private ownership