Workshop: Happy Birthday Karl!, February 26th, 2018, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

A one day workshop in honor of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) on 26th February, 2018. It will be the second Hoover Workshop in Economics & Philosophy. Adress: Salle Oleffe, Place de L’Université, 1, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).

Several young researchers from different disciplinary perspectives will present one idea inspired by Marx’s work or by marxism and will show its contemporary relevance to think and to act. Analytical rigor, sharp insights and grounding in the contemporary world are the watchwords of this conference.


10h00 Reception

10h20 Introduction

10h30 Le marché peut-il être juste? (Louis Larue, UCL & Chaire Hoover)

11h10 The legacy of Marx in Poland: what impact on the emergence of left-wing parties? (Agathe Osinski, UCL & LP Transition)

11h50 Les groupes désavantagés et le privilège épistémique (Katarina Pitasse Fragoso, UCL & Chaire Hoover)

12h30 Lunch break

14h00 La fin de la croissance économique, c’est la fin de la social-démocratie? (Olivier Malay, UCL & Chaire Hoover)

14h40 Le fétichisme de la concertation sociale (Nic Gorz, ULB & Solvay Business School)

15h20 Break

15h40 L’idéologie, camera obscura ou langage de la vie réelle ? (Sébastien Antoine, UCL Mons & LAAP)

16h20 Marxisme, justice et normativité : que faire de la philosophie après Marx ? (Jean Matthys, UCL, FNRS & CPDR)

17h00 Conclusion

17h15 End

The registration is free but required. Please email

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