PHIL 325: Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought

PHIL 325-001: Marx's Soc/Poli Thought
(Fall 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Innovation Hall 131

Section Information for Fall 2017

  • Fulfills the requirement for one course in ethics and social and political philosophy for the Philosophy major 
  • Fulfills the requirement for a course in the continental tradition for the Philosophy major
  • An elective for the political philosophy minor.

This course will situate Karl Marx’s theory of political economy and critique of capitalism in terms of his broader philosophical commitments to materialism and humanism. With this in mind, we will examine key ideas such as historical materialism, ideology, labor, alienation, capital and commodity fetishism in both their narrow uses in Marxian political economy and as concepts with broader philosophical import.  Marxian philosophy will also be situated in terms of key influences both on and of Marx. 




Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study and evaluation of Marx's social and political ideas based on writings selected from several phases of his career. Examination of relation of Marx's thought to post-Marxian socialist theory and practice. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of philosophy, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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