Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism
After the eruption of the international financial crisis in 2008,
Marx's /Capital/ received renewed academic and popular attention. Leading
newspapers throughout the world discussed again the contemporary relevance of
its pages. Faced with a deep new crisis of capitalism, many are now looking
to an author who in the past was often wrongly associated with the "actually
existing socialism", and who was hastily dismissed after the fall of the
Berlin Wall in 1989.
For many scholars, today Marx's analyses are arguably resonating even more
strongly than they did in Marx's own time. This international conference
brings together several world-renowned sociologists, political theorists,
economists, and philosophers, from diverse fields and 13 countries. Its aim
is to explore diverse scholarly perspectives and critical insights into the
principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism and, in so doing, to draw
attention to alternative economic and social models.
The presenters will critically reconsider Marx's /Capital/ as a work that
continues to provide an effective framework to understand the nature of
capitalism and the transformations of our times.
ADMISSION TO THIS CONFERENCE IS FREE