PHIL 325: Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought

PHIL 325-001: Marx's Soc/Poli Thought
(Spring 2023)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Innovation Hall 131

Section Information for Spring 2023

In this course, we’ll look at some important intellectual context for Marx’s social and political thought, as well as his early writings. Then, our major focus will be on his Capital: Volume I. In addition to reading that text, we’ll consider how Marx’s ideas have been understood and used throughout the twentieth century, by revolutionaries, critical theorists, environmentalists, post-colonial thinkers, and cultural theorists. Although we’ll be informed by those interpretations, our major aim will be to work out our own understanding of Capital and its place in Marx’s work, in social theory, and in political practice.


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. Limited to three attempts.
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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