Foucault and Marx: Ambivalences, Legacies, and Future Struggles

Foucault is generally regarded to be a harsh critic of Marxism, both concerning its analytical capacities as well as its political dangers. This strongly contrasts with Foucault’s positive reference to Marx throughout his works as well as methodical, analytical, and political parallels. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Foucault’s death in 2024, we will hold a symposium on the question how this ambivalence can be understood, what it might mean for the legacy of Foucault’s thought, and why it is such a pivotal connection for contemporary and future struggles.

  • Host City, Country

    Vienna, Austria

  • Dates

    18-19 October, 2024

  • Organizing university or institution

    Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

  • Place where the event will be held

    University of Vienna

  • Name(s) of organizer(s)

    Eva-Maria Aigner, Ralf Gisinger, Christoph Hubatschke, Eva Jägle, Jonas Oßwald

  • Call For Papers

    To be announced

  • Link to streaming

    To be announced

  • Program

    To be announced