George Caffentzis

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George Caffentzis (born 1945) is an American political philosopher and an autonomist Marxist.[1] He founded the Midnight Notes Collective,[2] is a founder member of the co-ordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa[3] and a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine.[4] His partner is Silvia Federici.


  • Parole abusate, monete tosate e governo civile. La filosofia del denaro di John Locke, Istituto dell' Enciclopedia Italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani, Rome, Italy, 1988.
  • Clipped Coins, Abused Words and Civil Government: John Locke's Philosophy of Money (New York: Autonomedia/ Semiotext(e) Press, 1989).
  • Midnight Oil: Work, Energy, War, 1973–1992, (New York: Autonomedia, 1992) (co-edited). A chapter from Midnight Oil, "Introduction to The New Enclosures," was reprinted in David Solnit (ed.), Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2004), pp. 61–72.
  • A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities, (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000) (co-edited).
  • Exciting the Industry of Mankind: George Berkeley's Philosophy of Money (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000).
  • Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local and Global Struggles in the Fourth World War, (New York: Autonomedia, 2001) (co-edited).
  • In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and Value, (Oakland: PM Press, 2013).


  1. ^ George Caffentzis
  2. ^ TPTG's Conversation with George Caffentzis
  3. ^ "George Caffentzis' resume". Archived from the original on 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  4. ^ "George Caffentzis' page at the University of Southern Maine". Archived from the original on 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2010-01-10.

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