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…

Judith Butler’s conference on non-violence and equality in times of pandemic

We are delighted to invite you to the first season of the series “State of exception-exception of the State: conversations about the social revolt and the pandemic”, organized by the Centre of Studies of Applied Ethics (CEDEA) of the Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades de la Universidad de Chile, supported by IIPSS. The first session will be on Monday 27th of July at 4pm, with the philosopher Judith Butler who will…

Seminar: Experimenting on Future Children: Responsible Innovation in Human Reproductive Technologies

El martes 10 de marzo la Profesora Catherine Mills presentó su investigación “Experimenting on future children: Responsible innovation in human reproductive technologies” (Experimentando en niños/as futuros: Innovación responsable en tecnologías reproductivas humanas) en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile

II International Conference of Critical Theory “Revolts, neoliberalism and violence”

Three weeks after the social outbreak, the IIPSS together with other organizations held the second version of the International Conference on Critical Theory, the biennial international colloquium of critical theory in Chile. Due to the scene of protests and social mobilizations that have occurred in Chile in recent months, this event was a space for reflection and debate around “Revolts, neoliberalism and violence”. On this occasion, international guests participated such…