Marx & Philosophy Society

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.

Upcoming event

Marx and Philosophy Society Annual Conference: Marxism and Race

UCL Institute of Education, London, Saturday 18th June 2022 (with online participation)
To register for in-person participation, please email
To register for online participation, please use this link:
Places for both in-person and online participation are limited.


09.45 Registration

10.00 Vanessa Wills, ‘Race, Gender, and Class in the Thought of Black Woman Marxists’

11.15 Break

11.45 Robert Knox, ‘Law, Race and Abstraction: On the Limits of Human Rights’

1.00 Lunch

2.15 Graduate/ECR panel

2.15 Kyle Scott, ‘Two Ideals of Necessary Labor in Marx’
2.45 Zachary Levenson and Marcel Paret, ‘Three Dialectics of Racial Capitalism’
3.15 Matt Shafer, ‘Plantation Capitalism’
3.45 Break

4.15 August Nimtz (online), ‘The Class/Race Conundrum First Posed: Comparing Karl Marx and Frederick Douglass in Real-Time’

5.30 Conference ends.

Recently published

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).  See reviews by Tony Smith and Meade McCloughan.

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