Philosophy and critical thinking

Philosophie und Kritisches Denken © Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin - Archiv Rolf Goetze

11. - 12.01.2019


Pusat Kebudayaan Jerman Jakarta
Jl. Sam Ratulangi 9-15
10350 Jakarta

Karl Marx (1818-2018) would have celebrated his 200th birthday in 2018. His critique of capitalism appears even more pertinent today amidst climate crisis, chronic unemployment and global inequality. This is a good reason to look back, re-read and question the actual relevance of his work.
In a closed-door seminar, Professor Daniel Loick will present some the core themes in Marx’s philosophy and address the question of their significance for our current age. The seminar will be organized around four specific aspects:
  1. Religion
  2. Capitalism
  3. Rights and freedom
  4. Politics
After short introductions to each of these topics, we will discuss their current relevance and their applicability to the Indonesian context. A reader with PDFs of excerpts from the key writings (in English) will be provided to registered participants in advance.
Daniel Loick is a Fellow at the Center for Humanities & Social Change at Humboldt-University in Berlin. His main research interests are in political, legal and social philosophy, especially critical theory and poststructuralism. He is currently working on a critical theory of state-inflicted violence. Among his publications are four books: Kritik der Souveränität (Frankfurt 2012, English translation forthcoming as A Critique of Sovereignty in 2018), Der Missbrauch des Eigentums (Berlin 2016), Anarchismus zur Einführung (Hamburg 2017), and most recently Juridismus. Konturen einer kritischen Theorie des Rechts (Berlin 2017).
The seminar is fully booked, with no more seating available.