The Marx and Philosophy Society aims to encourage scholarly engagement with, and creative development of, the philosophical and foundational aspects of Marx’s work. The society welcomes contributions from any philosophical or political position.
For papers from our seminar on Species-Being on 8th February 2020 please see the Events page.
2020 Annual Conference
Engels reconsidered: on the 200th anniversary of his birth
Saturday 6th June 2020
University College London Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
(author of Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory)
(author of Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism)
(author of Marx and Alienation)
(author of Marxism and the Philosophy of Science)
Graduate / early career panel
Further details TBA
Jan Kandiyali (ed.) Reassessing Marx’s Social and Political Philosophy: Freedom, Recognition, and Human Flourishing. A second collection of papers from Marx and Philosophy Society conferences, following the success of the first collection. Brings together distinguished and up-and-coming scholars to provide a major re-evaluation of historical issues in Marx scholarship and to connect Marx’s ideas with fresh debates in contemporary social and political philosophy. Among the topics discussed are Marx’s relationship to his philosophical predecessors—including Hegel, the young Hegelians, and the utopian socialists—his concept of recognition, his critique of liberalism, and his views on the good life. (20% discount). Review by Tony Smith.
Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
- Anne Freeland on 'Antonio Gramsci: A Pedagogy to Change the World'
- Jarno Hietalahti on 'Life Itself Is an Art: The Life and Work of Erich Fromm'
- Tony McKenna on 'Shakespeare’s Tempest and Capitalism: The Storm of History'
- Ken Cheng on 'Otto Bauer (1881-1938): Thinker and Politician'
- Matt Sharpe on 'Learning from Franz L. Neumann: Law, Theory, and the Brute Facts of Political Life'
- Lars Cornelissen on 'Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations'