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