About the event

The year 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, philosopher, historian, politician, economist, and ultimately, social fighter. Chosen as the most relevant philosopher today, reviled and combated, admired and followed as a prophet, the importance of the great German thinker reaches us today. Therefore, the Faculty of Administration and Economics and the Master in Political Philosophy of the University of Santiago, have come together to organize a seminar on the relevance of this author’s ideas. This seminar seeks to dialogue with the contributions of Marx to reflect on our current affairs. In a context marked by old and new forms of coloniality, dependency and domination, which in the case of Latin America, are particularly profound. Due to its condition in the framework of the first globalization (which would give rise to the modern world system), reflecting on our present situation in the framework of a late capitalism, confronts us with the foundations that Marx described in the nineteenth century. The continuity of these forms of subordination and their importance for the development of structures that acquired maturity with the appearance of capitalism have been interpreted from the Marxist categories and an attempt has been made to find solutions in the philosophical, economic and political contributions of the great German thinker . Therefore, the name of Marx appears deeply linked to the present of our subcontinent. In this way the seminar invites to reflex on the validity and debate on the proposals that were developed within the framework of social struggles.
Also, this seminar seeks to contrast the author with critical views of his theory and concrete application in certain historical moments. In addition, this seminar wishes to contribute to the reflection on the limits of Marxist analysis, in light of the recent transformations of capitalism, relieved by post-Marxist theorists. Finally, this seminar tries to rescue the validity of his theoretical body to think and analyze our present in the long duration of historical time. The invitation to participate is open to researchers from the following disciplines: literature, linguistics, history, education, anthropology, economics, law, philosophy, geography, art, sociology, political science, architecture, environmentalism, gender studies, archeology, communication and other related fields. The activities of the seminar will be made up of conferences, symposiums and conversation tables. The lectures and conversation tables will be defined by invitation. The symposia will have a coordinator appointed by the Academic Committee and will gather a maximum of four papers per subject, which will constitute a table. If there are more selected papers, they can hold up to two tables in parallel.

The thematic areas in which abstracts can be submitted to present a paper are the following:

  • Transformations of capitalism, are Marx’s theses outdated?
  • Marx historian: is class struggle still the engine of history?
  • Latin America in perspective of Marx: ancestral peoples, receptions and new debates.
  • Marx as a political and social activist: between thought and action
  • Misery of philosophy and philosophy of transformation
  • Marx versus Marxism: orthodoxy or heterodoxy?
  • Marx and Feminism: a possible dialogue?
  • Marx and Economic Geography: Theory of the world system and other debates

  • Hour Wednesday Thursday Hour Friday
    08.30-09.00 Inscripción      
    09.00-10.30 Primer bloque de ponencias: Marxismo y Cultura. Hegemonía, fetichismo e ideología. Primer bloque de ponencias: Transformaciones del capitalismo, ¿Están superadas las tesis de Marx? 10.00-11.30 Mesa redonda: Consideraciones no marxistas sobre Marx.
    11.00-12.30 Segundo bloque de ponencias: Marx versus el marxismo: ¿Ortodoxia o Heterodoxia? Conferencia Magistral: Mag. Dr. Johannes Jäger 12.00-13.30 Conferencia Magistral: Dr Andy Higginbottom
    12.30-14.00 Almuerzo Almuerzo    
    14.00-15.30 Tercer bloque de ponencias: Marx y el feminismo: ¿Un diálogo posible? Segundo bloque de ponencias: Capitalismo del Siglo XXI y Marx. 14.00-15.30 Mesa redonda "Marx y el desafío del presente: feminismo y movimientos sociales"
    16.00-17.30 Cuarto bloque de ponencias:
    Marx en las periferias. Latinoamérica y
    el tercer mundo en perspectiva de Marx.
    Tercer Bloque de ponencias: Marx y la geografía económica: Teoría del sistema-mundo y otros debates    
    18.00-19.30 Mesa redonda Economía y Marxismo: una discusión abierta. Mesa redonda Actualidad de Marx en la historiografía chilena.  
    19.30-21.00 Conferencia Magistral: Dr. Leonardo Ramos    
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