Philosophical lecture: The fatality of order and the dynamics of the will

May 15, 2024 5:00 PM - May 15, 2024 7:00 PM

Organized by the Langages, Littératures, Sociétés Etudes Transfrontalières et Internationales (LLSETI) and the Association des professeurs de philosophie de l'enseignement public, the "What work in a finite world?" cycle of philosophical conferences continues this Wednesday, May 15 at 5pm, with the theme "Fatality of order and dynamics of will". This lecture will take place in room 3, at theuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB), in Chambéry. It is open to all, no registration required.

The idea that understanding the reasons for future catastrophes would enable us to act on the course of events assumes that this course is not fatal. It's this fatality that we're concerned with here: What is it that explains our inertia in the face of such a shared reality? Is it still possible to avoid catastrophe? Can we overturn the system that precipitates states, companies and individuals into generalized competition?
This system subjects everything to the commercial logic that turns sport into a business, culture into an industry and the human body into a product. It seems to overdetermine our behavior, trapping us in a dead-end logic that often vain gestures attempt to exorcise.

The aim is to analyze the coercive nature of this market system, which leads us to describe it as a "market order", and to understand its meaning by placing it in the context of other approaches in order to assess its inevitability.

This conference will be led by Hervé Hutin, Associate Professor of Economics and Management and Doctor of Economic Sciences at USMB.

About the cycle "What work in a finite world?

We only became aware of the ravages of unlimited human transformation of nature and the world when this world threatened to become uninhabitable. But is it the transformation of the world in general that is in question, or is it an economic model that subjects everything to commodification, while allowing the logic of domination to persist? To put it plainly: aren't people expelling themselves from the world by failing to challenge these models? We've started to get scared, and for good reason. However, understanding why and how we've come to this point is essential if we are to influence a course of events that is not inevitable. Discussing this issue would reveal its political dimension as well as its social stakes.