Lecture with Kohei Saito : Marx in the Anthropocene

05. September | 13:00

Lecture of the book Marx in the Anthropocene with the author - Kohei Saito.

Conversation with Cannelle Gignoux and Marius Bickhardt.

« In the wake of the publication of the German translation of his bestseller 'Capital in the Anthropocene', we are pleased to welcome the Japanese philosopher Kohei Saito for talk about his academic book 'Marx in the Anthropocene. Towards the Idea of Degrowth Communism' (Cambridge University Press 2023). Saito will give a presentation on chapter four entitled 'Monism and the Non-identity of Nature', where he engages critically with a wide range of environmental scholarship in the fields of ecological marxism (J. B. Foster, J. Moore, A. Malm, A. Hornborg), marxist geography (D. Harvey, N. Smith), ecosocialism (K. Soper), feminism (S. Barca) and history (D. Chakrabarty). Saito's thesis is that « methodological dualism turns out to be indispensable to any critical theory of nature in the Anthropocene ». Presentation : 45min, Discussion: 1h15, Moderation : Cannelle Gignoux & Marius Bickhardt ».

The event will be held in English

Kohei Saito, born in 1987, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tokyo. He received his doctorate from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2016, is co-editor of the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe and was awarded the Isaac Deutscher Prize in 2018. Saito's "System Sturz" was a great success in Japan, the book sold more than 500,000 copies there.

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Marius Bickhardt
marius.bickhardt  ( at )  cmb.hu-berlin.de


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