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Platypus Chicago summer 2010: Marx and Marxism

Platypus Marxist reading group

June 5 Γ’β‚¬β€œ August 14, 2010

Saturdays 1Γ’β‚¬β€œ4PM at:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Ave. room 707

Marx and Marxism

Marx and Engels at work together
Marx and Engels at work together

Readings pp. from Robert C. Tucker, ed., Marx-Engels Reader (Norton 2nd ed., 1978) (* at

June 5

Karl Marx on the history of his opinions (from Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy), pp. 3Γ’β‚¬β€œ6

Marx, To make the world philosophical, pp. 9Γ’β‚¬β€œ11

Marx, For the ruthless criticism of everything existing, pp. 12Γ’β‚¬β€œ15

Marx, Theses on Feuerbach, pp. 143Γ’β‚¬β€œ145

June 12

Marx, On The Jewish Question, pp. 26Γ’β‚¬β€œ52

June 19

Marx, The coming upheaval [see bottom of section, beginning with "Economic conditions had first transformed the mass"] (from The Poverty of Philosophy, 1847), pp. 218Γ’β‚¬β€œ219

Marx and Engels, Communist Manifesto, pp. 469Γ’β‚¬β€œ500

Marx, Address to the Central Committee of the Communist League, pp. 501Γ’β‚¬β€œ511

June 26

The tactics of social democracy (Engels's introduction to Marx, The Class Struggles in France), pp. 556Γ’β‚¬β€œ573

Marx, from The Class Struggles in France 1848Γ’β‚¬β€œ50, pp. 586Γ’β‚¬β€œ593

July 3

[break for Independence Day weekend]

July 10

Marx, The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, pp. 594Γ’β‚¬β€œ617

July 17

Marx, On imperialism in India, 653Γ’β‚¬β€œ664 (available online as The British Rule in India and The Future Results of British Rule in India)

Marx and Engels, Europocentric world revolution, pp. 676Γ’β‚¬β€œ677 (available online as Marx to Engels October 8, 1858 and Engels to Kautsky September 12, 1882)

July 24

Marx, The Civil War in France, pp. 618Γ’β‚¬β€œ652

July 31

Marx, Inaugural address to the First International, pp. 512Γ’β‚¬β€œ519

Karl Korsch, The Marxism of the First International *

August 7

Korsch, Introduction to Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme *

Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme, pp. 525Γ’β‚¬β€œ541

August 14

Max Horkheimer, "The Authoritarian State" (1940) (in The Essential Frankfurt School Reader, eds. Andrew Arato and Eike Gebhardt, pp. 95Γ’β‚¬β€œ117)

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August 28

Vladimir Lenin, "Karl Marx" (1914)