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.
Marx & Philosophy Society Annual Conference 2019
The Legacy of Georg Lukács
Saturday 15th June 2019, 9:30-5:45
University College London Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Michael J. Thompson
2019 marks the centenary anniversary of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic, a period that found Georg Lukács both as an active participant and as developing the ideas which would culminate in the collection of essays History and Class Consciousness. It is a timely commemoration in which, at present and despite international objection, the Hungarian regime of Orbán has seemingly enacted a mission to erase Lukács from collective memory. From the removal of the Lukács sculpture from Saint Stephen’s park in Budapest to, more alarmingly,the recent closure and removal of the Lukács Archives by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, it seems the fate of Lukács and his legacy hangs in the balance.
Call for Graduate Papers
Papers are invited from graduate students for the conference. Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words to Jan Kandiyali at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th March 2019. Accepted papers should be planned to last for 20 minutes. Submissions dealing with any aspect of Lukács work and/or its legacy will be considered.
The Society will cover travel expenses within the UK and an evening meal. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for accommodation or for travel expenses from outside the UK.
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
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- Carl Kelleher on 'Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict'
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- Emma Stamm on 'General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century'
- Sean Ledwith on 'Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket: C L R James’s Beyond a Boundary'
- Stefan Pedersen on 'Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity'