Are we living in a post-moral society? Philosophy Seminar Living in a Global and Disillusioned World.

Are we living in a post-moral society?

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    Nacido en Madrid en 1940, se doctoró en 1974 en Filosofía y Letras (Sección Filosofía) por la Universidad de Barcelona. Desde 1983 es catedrático de Filosofía en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Director de las colecciones “Teoría y Realidad”, “Clásicos de la Cultura”, “Razón y Sociedad” y de la Biblioteca Nietzscheana en versión castellana , es miembro del Consejo de Redacción de de destacadas revistas de filosofía y del Consejo Asesor de la Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Complutense. Codirector de la revista Logos, es colaborador habitual, como crítico de filosofía y ensayo, de los suplementos “Cultural” de ABC y “El Cultural” de El Mundo. Entre sus últimos libros publicados figuran Figuras del desasosiego moderno (2002) y Filosofía de la historia. Origen y desarrollo de la conciencia histórica (2010), además de diversos volúmenes colectivos (como coordinador) y de ediciones de autores clásicos.

Nobody can hide the amazing catalogue of transformations that the world has experienced at all levels along the last decades. A world that is less and less conceptually graspable as a consequence of, among other factors, the unstoppable economic, political, technological and even aesthetic "globalization". In regards to thought, the critical analysis of the "pathologies" of our two-faced civilizing project, at the same time repressive and emancipating, has lived years of splendor through the inheritance of Tocqueville, Marx, Weber and Freud. It is already very little what we ignore of ourselves. It is possible, nevertheless, that a particularly radical variation of the critic may have remained within certain circles, what makes of it a "total critic". Thus the need to maybe make a stop in the way and ask ourselves again about the current controversial and questionable validity of normative contents of Modernity, identified with the Enlightenment legacy regardless of how many qualifications we may need to do. What transformations should we do in order to make it work again? The objective of this conference will be to propose the possible lines of revitalization beyond pessimism and optimism, and without the intention of being conclusive.