Left to right: Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, György Lukács
(2:15–4:15pm): a ten week course — $15 per session or $125 for all ten sessions.
Marx’s relationship to Philosophy from the Greek atomists through Aristotle to Hegel has been commented upon by many in the Marxist tradition. Through a general, yet rigorous survey, this class will examine Marx’s use of philosophical materialism in his early manuscripts as well as a critical and analytical approach to the schools of Marxist philosophy that developed with and after the work of Lukacs, Gramsci, Korsch, and the Frankfurt school through the French existentialists and structuralists to the Italian schools from Della Volpe to Negri.
Weekly Seminar Summaries:
Week 1: Seminar Outline
Week 2: Second Week Summary
7th week: The Italian Schools: Della Volpe, Galvano. “Italian Hegelianism: Croce and Galileo” pp. 229–246 in Logic as a Positive Science (NLB, 1980)
8th week: Sartre, Jean- Paul “Search for a Method”, the introduction to Critique of Dialectical Reason and Lefebvre, Henri. Chapters 1,4, and 5 in Meta Philosophy ( Verso 2016)
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