Born in Toulouse in 1946, Bernard Maris was one of the protagonists of French intellectual life at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Recognized economist, scholar, writer, essayist, journalist, he was assassinated in Paris on January 7, 2015 in the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, of which he was one of the editors and shareholders. A look back at a striking and atypical personality of contemporary thought, tireless slayer of the deceptions of the dominant economy (mainstream).
Although his international notoriety has been compromised by the inaccessibility of his writings to non-French speakers, Bernard Maris remains one of the most original intellectuals of contemporary France. An actor and thinker of his time, he tirelessly devoted himself to participating in the indispensable examination of ideas, institutions, practices and discourses.
Its protean production is characterized by the systematic deployment of a fine critical mind, always accompanied by strong proposals. It leaves us as a legacy a powerful critique of the economist's postulate of axiological neutrality: the so-called "hard science" that the dominant standard economy claims to be was, for him, only a rhetorical discourse masking the relationships of real power.
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