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Over MAUSS/Mauss: The Possibility of its Alternative

Welcoming Professor Alain Caillé
July 12, 2010
The 3rd Meeting Room, Suekawa Memorial Lecture Hall, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
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■Over MAUSS/Mauss: The Possibility of its Alternative: Roundtable with Professor Alain Caillé

Date: Monday, July 12, 2010 17:30-
Place: The 3rd Meeting Room, Suekawa Memorial Lecture Hall, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Language: French and English
* French-Japanese translation is available.
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Professor Alain Caillé launched MAUSS (Mouvement anti-utilitariste dans les sciences sociales) in 1980s and has taken its initiative for the last 30 years conducting various research activities. As its name shows that of Marcel Mauss (His main work is Essai sur le don. in 1925], this research moving body is ambitious in that it reconsiders economics from Marxism to modern economics and the whole social science with a view of anti-utilitarianism based on anthropology with its evolving around the concept/practice of "gift". In its initial stage of publishment of MAUSS, Professor Philippe Van Parijs, who was establishing "basic income" theory which gets popularity now, served as a regular contributor.
We would like to listen to Professor Alain Caillé's direct testimony cocnerning the ideal of research moving body MAUSS and its research depolyment for 30 years. Then, with remarks from researchers of its related fields, we would like to discuss the possibility of its alternative in today's world.

◆Selected Bibliography of Professor Alain Caillé
◇2009 Théorie anti-utilitariste de l'action: fragments d'une sociologie générale La Découverte [amazon] (French)
◇2000 Anthropologie du don : Le tiers paradigme Desclée de Brouwer [amazon] (French)
◇1994 Don, interet et desinteressement : Bourdieu, Mauss, Platon et quelques autres La Découverte [amazon] (French)
◇1989 Critique de la raison utilitaire La Découverte [amazon] (French)
◇1992 L'Esprit du don(with Jacques Godbout) La Découverte [amazon] (French)

17:30-17:35: Introduction of this event and Professor Alain Caillé (by Prof. Kozo Watanabe)
17:35-18:15: Presentation by Professor Alain Caillé: Les implications theoriques, ethiques et politiques du paradigme du don
18:15-18:25: Presentation by Tomonori Nakakura: L'Individu et l'association dans la psycologie economique de Gabriel Tarde
18:25-18:35: Presentation by Shinji Murakami: Basic Income: The Economic Philosophy and it's feasibility in Japan
18:35-18:45: Presentation by Tetsu Hakoda: Notion of Government in the Later Foucault: Art of Living and Association
18:45-19:00: Break
19:00-19:30: Discussion
20:00-: Convivial Party

Webite of M.A.U.S.S. [French & Portuguese]

Research Project on Marcel Mauss (Leader: Prof. Kozo Watanabe)
Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

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Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University

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