Lo primordial es la cultura, la economía está mediada

Translated title of the contribution: The main thing is culture, the economicy is mediated

Adris Díaz Fernández, Rolando Bellido

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We carry out a criticism of economism and technocracy from the perspective of cultural humanism. To this purpose, the cult of production, economic efficiency and material power are described as factors that have helped the full imposition of a sordid materialism, of consumerism and have propelled the social and environmental deterioration suffered by today’s society. We reflect on the original and dialectically contradictory work of Karl Marx, José Martí and Enrique Dussel, among others, while arguing in favor of the creative and socio-cultural essence of the human being, and of its complete subjectivity, to which we assign a primary role. The authors describe the conceptions and practices that make the market economy into an end by itself as "economystique", showing they lose their way because they do not understand that both production and all scientific, technical and social activities must be conceived and carried out as means for human improvement.
Translated title of the contributionThe main thing is culture, the economicy is mediated
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)85 - 95
Number of pages11
JournalEstudios artísticos: revista de investigación creadora
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2019

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