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Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Marx’s Critique of Hegel

For November’s Theory & Philosophy Reading Group, we’re going to return to Karl Marx – this time looking at this critique of Hegel.

Friday November 22
7pm
Free and open to everyone

From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
This work is home to Marx’s notorious remark that religion is the ‘opiate of the people’, a harmful, illusion-generating painkiller, and it is here that Marx sets out his account of religion in most detail. Just as importantly Marx here also considers the question of how revolution might be achieved in Germany, and sets out the role of the proletariat in bringing about the emancipation of society as a whole.

No prior knowledge of Marx or philosophy required to attend and participate in the discussion.

Reading available for free here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1843/critique-hpr/intro.htm

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Nietzsche’s Will to Power

September 27th, 2019 at 7pm
Old Capitol Books

Ok, ok, so we’ve been getting together to read now for over four years and we’ve never read Nietzsche – and I’m not sure if that’s a GOOD thing or a BAD thing. But either way, we’re going for it! Anything is easy after Kant, right?! Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Nietzsche’s Will to Power

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Crenshaw & Collins

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group here has been weaving its way through black phenomenology and black epistemology. After reading some of Jean-Paul Sartre’s work in support of African liberation struggles, we moved on to read Frantz Fanon, Kathryn Gines, James Baldwin, and Achille Mbembe. Now we’re going to do a double session, looking at the important work of Kimberlé Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Crenshaw & Collins