Rethinking Capitalism (ReCap) Webinar Series

Upheaval and Implosion: Toward a Philosophy of History of the Present

by Michael Marder (University of the Basque Country)

Friday 22 April 2022, 17:00 (CEST) - Online (ZOOM) from the University of Milano-Bicocca

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We live at a time of great upheavals. Every sphere of existence is now home to the destabilizing forces that are remoulding the environment, redrawing social boundaries, shaking up the economy and family relations, altering individual psychologies and political orders.

Although my contention is that the world is largely changing through upheavals, combined, the effects of such change lead to what I call “the implosion of history.” In this talk, I discuss the tensions and interplays of upheaval and implosion with respect to the war waged by Putin’s regime in Ukraine. And I suggest that this analysis may prove useful for elaborating a robust philosophy of history in the twenty-first century.

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Friday 22 April 2022, 17:00 (CEST)


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Online Papers

Amaral-Garcia, S., Dalla Pellegrina, L., & Garoupa, N. (2020). Consensus and Ideology in Courts: An Application to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Working Paper No. 430). University of Milan Bicocca Department of Economics, Management and Statistics.

Baiardi, D. (2019). Do Sustainable Energy Policies Matter for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions? SSRN Electronic Journal

Baiardi, D., & Morana, C. (2020). Climate Change Awareness: Empirical Evidence for the European Union. SSRN Electronic Journal



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