Call for Internships and Professional Training at IIPSS

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a place to do your professional internship? Are you a recent graduate interested in volunteering to learn about how an organization dedicated to research, education, and public policy advisory works? The International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies is opening its call for internships and professional practices for 2024. The International Institute of Philosophy and Social Studies, based in Santiago, Chile, is pleased…

Call for papers Pléyade Magazine Nº 33

From the Sociology of Culture to Cultural Sociology: Theoretical Drifts, Experimental Methodologies, and Critical Interventions Since its beginnings as a discipline, sociology has thematized the concept of culture. While some theoretical currents have considered it an exhausted concept for interpreting social phenomena, others have incorporated it as a key vector for deciphering the transformations of modern society. Although the words society and culture have a common etymological origin – Latin…

Call for papers Pléyade Magazine Nº 34

Miscellaneous Pléyade. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales’s issue 34 is receiving articles that, from disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives hosted on social sciences and humanities, allow us to advance analytic, critical and purposeful orientations about social, cultural and intellectual phenomena of national, regional, and global significance and interest. Due to the issue’s thematic plurality, the selection criteria are based on the proposals’ quality and conceptual and/or methodological rigor. The proposals…

Valeria Campos publishes a new book on a philosophical analysis of eating

The philosopher Valeria Campos, a researcher at the International Institute of Philosophy and Social Studies, invites us to question ourselves in her book “Pensar/Comer”, one of humans’ most habitual exercises, which is eating. In her proposal, she addresses one of the ways in the history of philosophy in which eating ceases to be a parasitic theme or the object of a proto-philosophy to become the centre of thinking itself, even…

Materialism and Criticism: A study to understand critique today

At a time when critical thinking is co-opted by neoliberalism, it is urgent to ask: What is critique today? What lessons can we draw from the formative process of the Frankfurt School? How can a review of early writings help us answer the question of the role of theory in social change? With these questions, the philosopher Nicolás del Valle sets out to study the work of the German philosophers…

Without East nor West, where do we stand to understand Afghanistan’s crisis? Interview with Rodrigo Karmy.

Entrevista a Rodrigo Karmy

To talk about the Afghanistan crisis and try to understand what is happening today in the Middle East is quite complex but with the perspective of Rodrigo Karmy, the Universidad de Chile PhD in Philosophy, professor at the Centre for Arab Studies at the same university and researcher at the IIPSS. It is easier, not only because of his background, but also because of his invitation to question everything and to look beyond the East-West axis. But how would that look like?

Marxism and Feminism: tension, misunderstanding or combination? – Interview with Valentina Álvarez (Part I).

Entrevista a Valentina A.

Feminism and Marxism: two dichotomous theoretical currents? Why has a distance been established between these currents? For Valentina Álvarez, doctor in sociology, gender expert and researcher at the International Institute of Philosophy and Social Studies (IIPSS), this tension is related to a restricted interpretation of Marxist theory, which does not allow us to see the contributions made by the Marxist feminist perspective in current discussions.

Historical Materialism Chile Conference, January 26 – 29, 2021 (online)

“Capitalism in Times of Crisis” Historical Materialism Chile Conference January 26 – 29, 2021 – Santiago de Chile Conceptual Note The worlds’ pandemic has made visible, once again, the deep, multidimensional capitalist crisis we are living in; a crisis that is simultaneously economic and ecologic, cultural and civilizational, productive and reproductive. The increasing precarity of living conditions for the great majorities on the one side, and the last decades’ neoliberal…