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Klub Baca Teori Kritis, Filsafat, Sejarah, dan Sosiologi

September 2017 – Januari 2018

Sabtu, 13:00-16:00

*lokasi masih tentatif, akan dikabari tanggal 21 September

  • materi pokok/ + materi rekomendasi

Week A. Radical bourgeois philosophy I. Rousseau: Crossroads of society | Sep. 23, 2017

Whoever dares undertake to establish a people’s institutions must feel himself capable of changing, as it were, human nature, of transforming each individual, who by himself is a complete and solitary whole, into a part of a larger whole, from which, in a sense, the individual receives his life and his being, of substituting a limited and mental existence for the physical and independent existence. He has to take from man his own powers, and give him in exchange alien powers which he cannot employ without the help of other men.

-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau, On the Social Contract (1762)

+ Rainer Maria Rilke, "Archaic Torso of Apollo" (1908)

+ Robert Pippin, "On Critical Theory" (2004)

Week B. Radical bourgeois philosophy II. Hegel: Freedom in history | Sep. 30, 2017

Week C. Radical bourgeois philosophy III. Nietzsche (1): Life in history | Oct. 7, 2017

Nietzsche on history chart of terms

Week D. Radical bourgeois philosophy IV. Nietzsche (2): Asceticism of moderns | Oct. 14, 2017

Human, All Too Human: Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil (1999)

Week E. 1960s New Left I. Neo-Marxism | Oct. 21, 2017 U.S. Labor Day weekend

Commodity form chart of terms

+ Postone, “History and helplessness: Mass mobilization and contemporary forms of anticapitalism” (2006)

+ Postone, “Theorizing the contemporary world: Brenner, Arrighi, Harvey” (2006)

Week F. 1960s New Left II. Gender and sexuality | Oct. 28, 2017

Week G. Frankfurt School precursors | Nov. 4, 2017

+ Kracauer, “Photography” (1927)


Week 1. What is the Left? I. Capital in history | Nov. 11, 2017

Capital in history timeline and chart of terms

video of Communist University 2011 London presentation

Week 2. What is the Left? II. Bourgeois society | Nov. 18, 2017

+ Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the origin of inequality (1754)

+ Rousseau, selection from On the social contract (1762)

Week 3. What is the Left? III. Failure of Marxism | Nov. 25, 2017

Week 4. What is the Left? IV. Utopia and critique | Dec. 2, 2017

Week 5. What is Marxism? I. Socialism | Dec. 9, 2017

Commodity form chart of terms

Week 6. What is Marxism? II. Revolution in 1848 | Dec. 16, 2017

Week 7. What is Marxism? III. Bonapartism | Dec. 23, 2017

+ Karl Korsch, "The Marxism of the First International" (1924)

+ Korsch, Introduction to Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme (1922)

Week 8. What is Marxism? IV. Critique of political economy | Jan. 6, 2017

Commodity form chart of terms

Week 9. What is Marxism? V. Reification | Jan. 13, 2017

Commodity form chart of terms


+ Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate / A&Z, Introducing Lenin and the Russian Revolution / Lenin for Beginners (1977)

+ Sebastian Haffner, Failure of a Revolution: Germany 1918–19 (1968)

+ Edmund Wilson, To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History (1940), Part II. Ch. (1–4,) 5–10, 12–16; Part III. Ch. 1–6

+ Tariq Ali and Phil Evans, Introducing Trotsky and Marxism / Trotsky for Beginners (1980)

+ James Joll, The Second International 1889–1914 (1966)

Week 10. What is Marxism? VI. Class consciousness | Jan. 20, 2018

+ Marx, Preface to the First German Edition and Afterword to the Second German Edition (1873) of Capital (1867), pp. 294–298, 299–302

Week 11. What is Marxism? VII. Ends of philosophy | Jan. 27, 2018

+ Marx, To make the world philosophical (from Marx's dissertation, 1839–41), pp. 9–11

+ Marx, For the ruthless criticism of everything existing (letter to Arnold Ruge, September 1843), pp. 12–15

+ Marx, "Theses on Feuerbach" (1845), pp. 143–145