Dienstag 14. Juni 2016 18.30 Uhr
Universität Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, Raum KOH-B-10
A defence of Eurocentrism
The cruel irony of anti-Eurocentrism is that one criticizes Europe at the very historical moment when global capitalism no longer needs “European values” in order to function smoothly and is doing quite well with authoritarian “alternate modernity” – in short, one tends to reject “European values” at the very moment when, critically reinterpreted, many of them (egalitarianism, fundamental rights, welfare state…) can serve as a weapon against capitalist globalization.