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ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY & THE PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME OF PUBLIC LECTURES AT ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY

Autumn 2013 Series All welcome! Please come!

Tuesday October 15th 5pm – 6.30 pm
Dr William Lewis (Skidmore College) 
‘Trace, Testimony,Verity: Representing Reality with Documentary Film’ 
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 001 

Tuesday November 12th 5pm – 6.30 pm
Dr Sarah Richmond (University College London)
‘Gender in Sartre’s Being and Nothingness’
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 001

Tuesday November 26th 5pm – 6.30 pm
Dr Sarah Fine (King’s College London) 
‘This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: Territory, Borders, and Immigration’ 
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 001

WEDNESDAY December 4th 5pm – 6.30 pm (note: different day from other lectures)
Dr Kelvin Knight (London Metropolitan University)
‘MacIntyre’s Critique of Kant on History and Human Rights’ 
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 209 
(note different room from other lectures)

All lectures take place on the main campus of Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH

 

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MARXISM AND ETHICS: FREEDOM, DESIRE, AND REVOLUTION

By Paul Blackledge

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5320-marxism-and-ethics.aspx

Summary            

Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.

Marxism and Ethics is a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the rich and complex history of Marxist ethical theory as it has evolved over the last century and a half. Paul Blackledge argues that Marx’s ethics of freedom underpin his revolutionary critique of capitalism. Marx’s conception of agency, he argues, is best understood through the lens of Hegel’s synthesis of Kantian and Aristotelian ethical concepts. Marx’s rejection of moralism is not, as suggested in crude materialist readings of his work, a dismissal of the free, purposive, subjective dimension of action. Freedom, for Marx, is both the essence and the goal of the socialist movement against alienation, and freedom’s concrete modern form is the movement for real democracy against the capitalist separation of economics and politics. At the same time, Marxism and Ethics is also a distinctive contribution to, and critique of, contemporary political philosophy, one that fashions a powerful synthesis of the strongest elements of the Marxist tradition. Drawing on Alasdair MacIntyre’s early contributions to British New Left debates on socialist humanism, Blackledge develops an alternative ethical theory for the Marxist tradition, one that avoids the inadequacies of approaches framed by Kant on the one hand and utilitarianism on the other.

“This book provides impressive evidence of the intellectual and moral strengths of contemporary Marxism. Paul Blackledge has provided the best history so far written of Marxism’s engagement with ethics. He enables us to understand Marx’s own moral concerns better than Marx himself did. And he has made an incisive contribution to contemporary moral debate. Critics of Marx and Marxism, including sympathetic critics such as myself, will have to take this book very seriously.” – Alasdair MacIntyre, author of After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

Paul Blackledge is Professor of Political Theory at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is the author of Perry Anderson, Marxism, and the New Left and Reflections on the Marxist Theory of History, and the coeditor (with Graeme Kirkpatrick) of Historical Materialism and Social Evolution.

Price: $80.00

Hardcover – 249 pages

Release Date: March 2012

ISBN10: N/A

ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3991-4

Price: $80.00

Electronic – 249 pages

Release Date: February 2012

ISBN10: N/A

ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3992-1

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Karl Marx

MARX AND PHILOSOPHY: EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Marx and Philosophy Society

Eighth Annual Conference: Marx and Aristotle

Saturday 4 June 2011, 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1

Main speakers:
Jon Pike (Open University) ‘From each according to their ability …’: Marx, demandingness and Neo-Aristotelianism
Scott Meikle (Glasgow) Marx’s second theory of value in chapter 1 of Capital
Tony Burns (Nottingham) Marx and natural law

Parallel graduate panels:
(1) Jan Kandiyali (Sheffield) Karl Marx and the abolition of social roles
Yannig Luthra (UCLA) A puzzle about production and self-realization
Steve Thomas (KCL) Alasdair MacIntyre’s Marxist humanism 

(2) Daniel Burnfin (KU Leuven) Aristotle, the value-form and real abstraction 
Guido Schulz (Sussex) The fetish character of the commodity and fetishism 
Andrew Davenport (Sussex) Marxist International Relations and the problem of the political

£15 waged, £10 unwaged (provides annual membership of the Society)
To reserve a place in advance please email David Marjoribanks at dm275@kent.ac.uk
Nearest tube stations: Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road
Directions: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/sitehelp/1072.html

Further details: www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk

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