The Religion of Creativity: a Destructive Justice


  • Daniele Goldoni Ca' Foscari University of Venice



Debt, religion, creation, destruction, justice


The modern economy has developed within the domain of a justified power, by purporting to achieve a kind of social justice (fairness). In the current knowledge-creating economy, so-called “merit” realizes itself only in a hard competitive context: fairness is impossible. The myth of creativity exercises a seductive power, by promising a lifestyle without (need of) justification. An interpretation of Benjamin’s Capitalism as Religion (1921) and of Nietzsche’s texts (The Joyful Wisdom, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Genealogy of Morals) may throw light on this lifestyle, as well on the philosophical and political weakness of some resistance movements of the Seventies. The proposal is to resist by deactivating the ambition to be creative.


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How to Cite

Goldoni, D. (2018). The Religion of Creativity: a Destructive Justice. PuntOorg International Journal, 2(2), 85–105.