First, we will explain why cognitive labour does not identify a particular sector of the class composition. We will use the term ’cognitivization’ (becoming cognitive of labour) to elaborate on the process of redetermination of the whole class composition.
Secondly, we will summarize a genealogy of cognitive capitalism and its peculiarities. Based on our readings, it is not a stage of development, but the site of a new battlefield in the ongoing class struggle.
Thirdly, we will point out the tension underlying cognitive capitalism, i.e., the tension between cooperation and capture, autonomy and subordination.
Finally, we will point out the problem of re-thinking a central category from operaismo: the class composition.
Following this pathway, we can underline the main theoretical and political question: What are the points of rupture in cognitive capitalism?
Keywords: Cognitive capitalism; cognitive labour; operaismo; class composition; cooperation; capture; autonomy; revolution