CfA: Crisis, Critique, Capitalism: A Conversation between Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi (Berlin)

Am 22. April findet an der Freien Universität Berlin unter dem Titel „Crisis, Critique, Capitalism“ ein von Stefan Gosepath moderiertes Gespräch zwischen Nancy Fraser und Rahel Jaeggi statt. Die Details gibts nach dem Klick. Crisis, Critique, Capitalism:
A Conversation between Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi

Moderated by Stefan Gosepath

April 22nd, 6pm

Old Library (alte Bibliothek)

Institute of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin

Habelschwerdter Allee 30

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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?

Nancy Fraser is Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for
Social Research, Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of North American Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, „Global Justice“ Chair at Collège d’études mondiales, Paris, and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Advanced Studies Justitia Amplificata, Goethe University Frankfurt.

Rahel Jaeggi is Professor of Social Philosophy at Humboldt University of Berlin.

April 22nd, 6pm

Old Library (alte Bibliothek)

Institute of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin

Habelschwerdter Allee 30

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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?

Nancy Fraser is Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for
Social Research, Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of North American Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, „Global Justice“ Chair at Collège d’études mondiales, Paris, and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Advanced Studies Justitia Amplificata, Goethe University Frankfurt.

Rahel Jaeggi is Professor of Social Philosophy at Humboldt University of Berlin.

Stefan Gosepath is Director of Justitia Amplificata, Centre for Advanced Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt, and Professor of Practical Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin.
Stefan Gosepath is Director of Justitia Amplificata, Centre for Advanced Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt, and Professor of Practical Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin.

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