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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

KARL MARX ON CAPITAL AND ITS ALTERNATIVE: COMMODITY FETISHISM VS. “FREELY ASSOCIATED HUMAN BEINGS”

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014

6:00-8:00 PM

Westside Peace Center

3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)

Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building

Culver City (LA area)

 

Speaker:

KEVIN ANDERSON, author of Marx at the Margins

 

In CAPITAL, Marx takes up a society based upon “freely associated human beings,” this in a usually overlooked part of his famous discussion of commodity fetishism. How, Marx asks, could we break with the logic of capital in order to begin to create a society that overcomes both dehumanization (human relations “as relations between things”) and exploitation?  This and other aspects of Marx’s “economics” bearing on alternatives to capitalism will be the subject of free and open discussion.

 

Suggested reading:

Ch. 3 of Peter Hudis’s MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM:  “The Vision of the New Society in Marx’s CAPITAL”

[Copies of book available at a discount at the meeting.]

See also the recently published book reviews by MARXIST-HUMANIST workers and intellectuals http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/articles/marx-alternative-capitalism-review-symposium-karel-ludenhoff-marija-krtolica-dale-parsons

and from a sympathetic/critical ANARCHIST: http://www.anarkismo.net/article/26446   

[This is the second in a series of meetings on this topic, in preparation for the author’s visit to LA in March.]

Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization

More information: arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org

Website: http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org

 

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Plato

Plato

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014

16th Annual International Conference on Education

19-22 May 2014, Athens, Greece

Call for Papers and Participation

The Education Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 16th Annual International Conference on Education, 19-22 May 2014, Athens, Greece. For the programs of previous conferences, book publications based on the conference papers and other information, please visit the conference website www.atiner.gr/education.htm.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of education and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. Papers (in English) from all areas of education are welcome.  Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings or Edited Books as part of ATINER’s education book series. For Books and Proceedings of previous conferences you may visit http://www.atiner.gr/docs/EDUCATION_PUBLICATIONS.htm for table of contents and order forms.

The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available at http://www.atiner.gr/2014/SOC-EDU.htm

Please submit a 300-word abstract by email before 20 January 2014, atiner@atiner.gr to: Dr. Alexander Makedon, Head, Education Research Unit, ATINER & Professor of Philosophy of Education, Arellano University, Philippines or by regular mail to: ATINER,  8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece. Tel. + 30 210 363 4210 Fax: + 30 210 3634-209. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2014/FORM-EDU.doc. Announcement of the decision is made within 4 weeks after submission, which includes information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements.  If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (gtp@atiner.gr), President, ATINER.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers – from all over the world – could meet in Athens and exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments of their discipline. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published about 150 books.  Academically, the Institute consists of five research divisions and twenty-two research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER’s objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member please download the form (membership form).

For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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