Reinvesting in Good Faith: The Radical Promise of Existential Freedom

  • Peter Bloom


This chapter will summarize the present dangers of our continued bad faith in the free market. It would argue that all of the theorists covered, moreover, suffer from their own implicit bad faith. Marxism in its dogmatic commitment to class struggle and revolution, Foucault to the inherent “danger” in all movements and experiences of freedom, and Lacan to the impossibility of ever truly overcoming our fundamental psychic lack. Yet together they pose a compelling and inspiring vision of freedom. It will end optimistically by showing how this combining of existentialism, Marxism, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis can open up the radical possibilities of having good faith in our potential for subjectively and materially becoming existentially free.


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  • Peter Bloom
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  1. 1.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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