INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
April 1, 2 & 3, 2020
Universidad de Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica
/ WHY PATHOLOGIES OF CAPITALISM?
“…la obsesión por incrementar el poder tecnológico convirtiendo a todos los seres en objetos y en mercancías, es la que nos ha llevado a un mundo insoportable, un mundo del que forman parte interminable la pobreza, el hambre, la miseria y el expolio de la naturaleza. Un mundo que pone en peligro la supervivencia de la Tierra.”
To attempt to answer this question we must first specify, that this is not a conference that will deal exclusively with psychopathology, or with the psychopathologization of everyday life, though these are topics that concern us, and will certainly be part of our discussions.
Often, in current times, we witness meetings, events, discussions, gatherings in which capitalism is celebrated: glorifying the ideas of empowering individualism, unlimited consumerism, meritocracy, or earnings derived from the capitalization of nature and living things.
For our part, we choose to look elsewhere: discerning that which produces pain and suffering, inequality, and humiliation. As Marx wrote, all that humiliates and lessens human beings.
We are not indifferent to what has happened in other socioeconomic arrangements and systems, but what we have to deal with is capitalism, and many would say, with more capitalism than ever. That is why we focus on what is produced by the lust for profits that cannot be avoided in the functioning of capital, and that can only be limited if it is socially controlled.
“No hay nada más subversivo que el Nosotros” Libro de los Saberes
/ ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Our event will include two joint sessions, at the beginning and the end of the experience, and will also include discussion sessions, organized according to the following topics:
The capitalism(s) we endure: the current and its characteristics. Psychology and capitalism.
Processes of explotation and labor vulnerability.
Processes of dispossesion and deterritorialization.
Processes of affirmation and destructions of communality.
¿What to do? Subjectivities and Epistemological and Social Resistence
Students: 35 dollars
Professionals from Latin America: 85 dollars
Professionals from other countries: 125 dollars
These fees do not include lunches. There will be alternatives provided at decent costs.
Presentations. We identify as "presentations" interventions to be discussed at the tables dedicated to each of the thematic axes, shorter than one paper and without a definite closure. This modality potentially involves each person participating in the meeting. Each presentation will be ten minutes at one of the tables of the Meeting. The purpose of these presentations is to offer arguments, theoretical-methodological or political-social contributions, possible lines of action, programmatic suggestions, in general, whatever is considered to contribute to collective discussion and elaboration. The presentation proposal must be submitted in writing to the organization, in a summary of no more than 300 words. These proposals will be received until February 1, 2020. Interested persons may propose to the organization of the event texts to be integrated into the discussion and circulated among the participants. The full texts can be delivered to be shared with the participants.