La persistencia de la crisis y la política de la verdad: Marx, Foucault y la modestia de la crítica

  • Rodrigo Cordero Universidad Diego Portales

Abstract

The article discusses the relation between crisis and truth as a key point of reference to address the possibilities and limits of social critique. Drawing on a reading of Marx and Foucault, it proposes to comprehend crises as sites of inscription and mechanisms of production of truth about the social. To do so, the article theorizes moments of crisis from a double perspective: on the one hand, as instances that reveal structural contradictions and thematize the unreflective continuity of dynamics of social reproduction; and on the other, as spaces for the normative intervention and reprograming of the social in which a multiplicity of knowledges and practices contribute to produce the crisis. On this basis, crisis is not an abstract universal or an unequivocal phenomenon, but a contradictory form through which the operation of society is both problematized and normalized. From this perspective, the work of critique does not end with capitalizing on the disruptive potential of crisis, it is also about what we can learn from those individuals and collectives for whom crisis is the normal state of things.

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Published
2018-07-06
How to Cite
CORDERO, Rodrigo. La persistencia de la crisis y la política de la verdad: Marx, Foucault y la modestia de la crítica. Theorein. Revista de Ciencias Sociales., [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 83-107, july 2018. Available at: <http://revistatheorein.com/index.php/theorein/article/view/18>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2018.