The Autopoietic World of Franz Kafka
By Antony W. Dnes
Although Kafkas stories dont lend themselves directly to substantive lessons for politics, law, or economics, they can lead to a better understanding of the human condition (at least as Kafka sees it). In works such as The Castle, The Trial, The Metamorphosis, and Amerika, Kafka depicts societies as closed systems that hinder the individuals natural yearning for freedomin contrast to societies with consensual trade in free markets, the common law, and political pluralism that secures individual rights.
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