Just a small cog in a vast machine? Rethinking work with Lisa Herzog and Michael Hüther

An engineer wants to do work they can be proud of, but is continually forced to churn out kludges due to deadline pressure. An office worker learns that their company is breaking the law and wrestles with the pros and cons of blowing the whistle. Just two examples of work-related conflicts in which many behave is if they are just small cogs in a vast machine, powerless individuals in a system of inflexible roles and hierarchies. Does the capitalist principle of utility maximisation compel us to conformity and moral cold-heartedness? Can this situation be changed, can work be saved?
Philosopher Lisa Herzog (“Das System zurückerobern”) and Michael Hüther, Director of the German Economic Institute (“Welche Zukunft hat die soziale Marktwirtschaft?”) explore the interface between economy and philosophy and identify alternatives.
Moderation: Jürgen Wiebicke

  • Thursday 9 June

    09. June 2022

  • Pre Pre sale price (fees excluded) 18 € | 14 € erm. (zzgl. Gebühren)

    Eve Evening fund price 23 € | 19 € erm.

  • COMEDIA Theater
    Roter Saal

    Vondelstraße 4-8
    50677 Köln

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    • Sign language interpreting Available
    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair-accessible Available

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