Justitia Amplificata and the Einstein Visiting Fellowship Research Project on Crisis cordially invite to a public discussion
Moderated by Stefan Gosepath, Director of Justitia Amplificata, Centre for Advanced Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt, and Professor of Practical Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin
The current sense of crisis in economy, ecology, politics, and society is prompting many critical theorists to revisit the question of capitalism. We salute this return to core questions of social theory after a period of neglect. But received models of capitalism, crisis and critique may no longer be adequate to 21st century conditions. We propose, accordingly, to re-examine some basic theoretical questions, with a view to determining how best to revive the critique of capitalism in the present era. Our questions include: How is capitalism best conceptualized as an economic system, a grammar of life, or an institutional order? What genres of critique are best able to clarify its fundamental mechanisms and practical effects, moral critique, ethical critique, genealogical critique, and/or crisis critique? How can we best understand current struggles surrounding capitalism, and what, after all, is to be done?
22.04.2013 | 18:00 c.t.
Alte Bibliothek, Institut für Philosophie