Kolloquium Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften - Benoît Dillet
von 13:15 bis 14:45
|Wo||FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum|
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universitätsöffentlich / open to university members
The end of the 1970s saw a radical transformation of the public discourse and the philosophical scene in France. In this presentation, I reassess this period known as the ‘anti-totalitarian moment’ in French thought and question the transition from Marxist discourses to human rights promotion. I want to shift this interpretation by looking at key texts from 1979 and show that French intellectuals did not desert political and economic questions, rather innovative conceptual frameworks were developed to anticipate the changes in the modes of production and social policies. In political theory and other cognate disciplines, the term ‘neoliberalism’ has been widely used in the last decade, yet like other catchwords before (globalisation, postmodernism), its meaning and function differ radically. Studying the birth of neoliberalism therefore requires to map out the complex historical context and compare the points of rupture in French intellectual history with those observed by leading studies in political economy.