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Ralph Miliband


Friday 25th November 2011

This conference marks the 50th anniversary of Ralph Miliband’s Parliamentary Socialism – a critique of the Labour Party that shaped a generation of scholars and activists. The book argues that Labour’s belief in the centrality of parliamentary politics often undermined the very movements that were needed to bring about real change. With protest on the rise, and Labour seeking a new way forward, the conference aims to reassess Miliband’s arguments and their contemporary relevance.

Conference Programme

Venue: Morishima Conference Room, 5th floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE

1.00pm onwards: Arrival

1.30-2.30pm: The Argument and Its Impact

Speaker: Tariq Ali (author and activist)
Chair: Robin Archer (LSE, Sociology)

2.30-2.45pm: Coffee and Biscuits

2.45-4.00pm: Parliamentary and Extra-parliamentary Politics

Speaker: Hilary Wainwright (Editor, Red Pepper)
Discussant: Martin McIvor (Editor, Renewal)

4.00-4.15pm: Coffee and Biscuits

4.15-5.30pm: Labour and Capitalism

Speaker: Robin Blackburn (Verso and Essex, Sociology)
Discussant: Bob Hancke (LSE, European Institute)

Public Event

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
6.30-8.00pm: Whatever Happened to Parliamentary Socialism? Taking Ralph Miliband Seriously 

Speaker: Leo Panitch
Chair: Robin Archer

Professor Panitch is a Canada Distinguished Research Professor in Comparative Political Economy, editor of the Socialist Register, and the author of numerous books and articles including The End of Parliamentary Socialism and In and Out of Crisis. He wrote his PhD at the LSE under the supervision of Ralph Miliband.


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Karl Marx


Marx and Philosophy Society
Symposium on Karl Marx’s ‘Notes on James Mill’ (1844)
2-6pm, Saturday February 5, 2011, at the London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1

Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor will lead a discussion of this fascinating early text by Marx.

An English version of the text is available at: . An alternative translation is in the Penguin Early Writings collection, titled ‘Excerpts from James Mill’s Elements of Political Economy’.

Attendance is free and open to all. To register e-mail Meade McCloughan:

Directions and map:  Tube stations: Holborn and Russell Square.

Marx and Philosophy Society:

Sean Sayers, Professor  of Philosophy,
School of European Culture and Languages
University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF, UK
Tel +44 1227-824945; Fax +44 1227-823641
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Karl Marx


Announcing the launch of a new online review of books covering Marxism and philosophy

* First batch of reviews now online

* New reviews added regularly

* Part of the redesigned Marx & Philosophy Society web site

* Edited by Sean Sayers and members of the Society

For reviews and to subscribe go to:   

Recent reviews:

J.K. Gibson-Graham: The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy (Reviewed by Richard Schmidt)

J.K. Gibson-Graham: A Post-Capitalist Politics (Reviewed by Richard Schmidt)

Amy E. Wendling: Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation (Reviewed by Chris Arthur)

Bill Martin: Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation (Reviewed by David Marjoribanks)

Bernard Reginster: The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism (Reviewed by Meade McCloughan)

Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor (Eds.): Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy (Reviewed by David McLellan)

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Marx and Philosophy Society – 2009 Conference Abstracts

Abstracts of papers for the Annual Conference of the Marx and Philosophy Society are now available at:

To reserve a place at the conference in advance, please email: martin.mcivor@ alumni.lse.

Andrew Chitty

Marx and Philosophy Society
Sixth Annual Conference
Saturday 6th June 2009, 9.30am – 6.00pm
Room 642, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1



Nicole Pepperell (RMIT, Melbourne)
Beyond Telos and Totality: Immanent Critique as Selective Inheritance

Geoffrey Kay
Derivatives: ‘Metaphysical Subtleties and Theological Niceties’

Nick Dyer-Witheford (University of Western Ontario)
Twenty-First Century Species-Being

Graduate panel:

Jeremy Cohan (NYU)
What Marx really thought about class

David Marjoribanks (Kent)
Marxism and morality: out of the ‘moral wilderness’?

Caleb Basnett (York University, Toronto)
Re-inventing the subject: Marx and ethics

£10 waged, £5 unwaged, payable at the door
(provides annual membership of the society and entrance)

To reserve a place in advance please email: martin.mcivor@ alumni.lse.
Travel directions: http://www.ioe. 1072.html
Further details at: http://www.marxandp hilosophy.

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