Recommended Bibliography

What I present below is not a list of all the books that I have read or all I have used to develop the text, but a selection of constant reference books and essays that have influenced my thinking; those of which I consider myself a debtor and without which the text would have been impossible to generate.

My intention is far from doing strictly academic work, so I have decided to order the bibliographic references according to the year of their first edition, the name of the author, and his nationality. The reader will notice that the result is an eclectic selection since I am not given to commune with the dogmas of any specific philosophical school or sect.


2016 – Joan Fontcuberta, The Fury of Images (Spain)

2011 – Kenneth Goldsmith, Uncreative Writing (United States)

2005 – Andrea Fraser, From the Critique of Institutions to an Institution of Critique (United States)

2005 – Marc Jimenez, The Complaint of Contemporary Art (France)

2002 – José Luis Brea, The postmedia era (Spain)

2000 – Nicolas Bourriaud, Postproduction (France)

1997 – Baudrillard, The Conspiracy of Art (France)

1997 – Arthur Danto, After the End of Art (United States)

1996 – Hal Foster, The Return of the Real (United States)

1991 – José Luis Brea, Cold auras: the artwork cult in the post-auratic era (Spain)

1985 – Gianni Vattimo, The End of Modernity (Italy)

1983 – Gregory L. Ulmer, The Object of Post-Criticism (United States)

1980 – Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida (France)

1980 – Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of The Text (France)

1980 – Douglas Crimp, On the Museum’s Ruins (United States)

1974 – Octavio Paz, Children of the Mire (Mexico)

1974 – Peter Bürger, Theory of the Avant-garde (Germany)

1970 – Adorno, Aesthetic Theory (Germany)

1968 – Lucy Lippard & John Chandler, The Dematerialization of Art (United States)

1965 – Isaiah Berlin, The Roots of Romanticism (England)

1925 – Ortega y Gasset, The dehumanization of art (Spain)

1750 – Rousseau, Discourse on the arts and sciences (France)


1978 – Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation (France)

1978 – Baudrillard, In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities (France)

1958 – Adorno, Introduction to Dialectics (Germany)

1944 – Horkheimer and Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment (Germany)

1887 – Nietzsche, On Genealogy of Morality (Germany)

1885 – Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Germany)

1882 – Bakunin, God and the State (Russia)

1807 – Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit (Germany)

1794 – Fichte, Foundations of the Science of Knowledge (Germany)

1793 – Kant, That May be Right in Theory But It Won’t Work in Practice (Germany)

1788 – Kant, Critique of Practical Reason (Germany)

1784 – Kant, What Is Enlightenment? (Germany)

1781 – Kant, Critique of Pure Reason (Germany)

1748 – Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Scotland)

1637 – Descartes, Discourse on the method (France)

335 BC – Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Greece)

335 BC – Aristotle, Metaphysics (Greece)

370 BC – Plato, Parmenides (Greece)

370 BC – Plato, The Republic (Greece)

Economy and Society

2001 – John Rawls, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement (United States)

1997 – Michel Onfray, Politics of the rebel (France)

1989 – David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity (England)

1983 – Gilles Lipovetsky, The Age of Void (France)

1976 – Daniel Bell, The Cultural Contradictions Of Capitalism (United States)

1969 – Isaiah Berlin, Four Essays on Liberty (England)

1955 – Raymond Aron, The opium of the intellectuals (France)

1949 – Ludwig von Mises, Human Action (Ukraine)

1945 – Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies (Austria)

1944 – Karl Polanyi, The Big Transformation (Austria)

1942 – Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (Czechia)

1905 – Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Germany)

1840 – Proudhon, What is Property? (Francia)

1795 – Kant, Perpetual Peace (Germany)

1784 – Kant, Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose (Germany)

1762 – Rousseau, The Social Contract (France)

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