Louis Althusser

Louis Pierre Althusser was a French Marxist philosopher. He was born in Algeria and studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he eventually became Professor of Philosophy.

The UW-Madison Departments of Geography and History present a talk by

Jacques Bidet

Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy
University of Paris

Jacques Bidet is a reputed social theorist, philosopher and historian, who has done path-breaking work on both the origins and theory of modernity. Specifically while many scholars focus on capitalism as being at the heart of modernity, Bidet theorized modernity in therms of three layers: organization, market and a world system of nation-states.

Jacques Bidet

Jacques Bidet

Through this more complex theorization, Bidet shows both ow modern forms of domination are reproduced and how an oppositional politics of emancipation is possible.

April 9, 4pm
The French House
633 N Frances St. (map)