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Conferência 1 e 2 | Ciclo de Conferências Filosofia, Política e Tecnologia​ - Étienne Helmer

From: 2017-12-14 To:2017-12-14

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    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
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    Philosophy & Public Space
  • Ciclo de Conferências

    Filosofia, Política e Tecnologia​

    2017-2018

    14 de dezembro 2017
    Sala do Departamento de Filosofia (Torre B – Piso 1)
    Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

     

    1ª conferência | 16h00

    Platón en la plaza del mercado: un lugar de justicia y verdad
    Étienne Helmer - Universidad de Puerto Rico (USA)

     

    2ª conferência | 17h30

    El espacio de la economía antigua: entre lo domestico y la político

    Étienne Helmer - Universidad de Puerto Rico (USA)


    Platón en la plaza del mercado: un lugar de justicia y verdad

    Abstract: Unlike the accepted idea that Plato’s view of trade and business is totally negative, my claim is that the whole set of limitations the Athenian prescribes to trade in the Laws only aims at minimizing its bad effects. Far from completely disapproving trade in itself, Plato acknowledges it has a practical positivity. Besides the needs, which are the first and most evident ends of trade and business, Plato shows that these activities also have to do with truth and justice, and can fulfill a truly positive moral and political function in the city of Magnesia under certain conditions.

    El espacio de la economía antigua: entre lo domestico y la político

    Abstract: Against the common idea that the ancient Greek economic thought was limited to the study of the domestic economy, I argue it was also of a political nature. One of its main objects consisted in questioning the similarities and differences between the oikos and the polis, and between economics and politics. First, I will give examples of such a preoccupation excerpted from different Greek philosophical traditions. Second, I will show that in Xenophon’s and Plato’s works in particular, the relations between these two spheres took at least two different forms: they revealed to be a close similarity or a differentiated articulation.

    Etienne Helmer

    Catedrático Asociado de la Universidad de Puerto Rico
    Doctorado de la universidad Paris Panthéon Sorbonne, sobre la economía en Platon
    Profesor invitado en Universidad de Costa Rica, de Liège, de Nanterre y Créteil
    Temas de interés: filosofía antigua de la economía / filosofía política antigua / tema de la marginalidad en el mundo antiguo / y teoría de la fotografía.
    Premio (y beca) de la National Endowment for the Humanities para escribir el libro: Ancient Greek Philosophers on Economics, to be published by SUNY Press in 2020.

    Libros más importantes:
    Parler la photographie, Paris, Mix éditions, 2017
    Diogène le cynique, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2017
    Richesse et pauvreté chez les philosophes de l’Antiquité (éd.), Paris, Vrin, 2016
    Le Dernier des hommes. Figures du mendiant en Grèce ancienne, Paris, Le Félin, 2015
    La Part du bronze. Platon et l’économie, Paris, Vrin, 2010

     

    Organização:
    Research Group Philosophy and Public Space
    Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto - FIL/00502

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