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Summer 2021: Hegel and Marxism

Hegel, Marx, Engels

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Primary sources:
• G.W.F. HegelEncyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Basic Outline. Part I: Science of Logic, trans. Klaus Brinkmann and Daniel O. Dahlstrom
Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right, trans. H.B. Nisbett
• Theodor W. Adorno, Hegel: Three Studies, trans. Shierry Weber Nicholsen
• Robert C. Tucker, ed., Marx-Engels Reader (2nd Edition, 1978)

Week 1 | June 6, 2021

• G.W.F. Hegel, Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences: The Science of Logic (Encyclopedia Logic) (1830), Preface to first, second, and third editions; Introduction; and Preliminary Conception

Week 2 | June 13, 2021

Hegel, Encyclopedia Logic, The Doctrine of Being

Week 3 | June 20, 2021

Hegel, Encyclopedia Logic, The Doctrine of Essence

Week 4 | June 27, 2021

Hegel, Encyclopedia Logic, The Doctrine of the Concept

Week 5 | July 11, 2021

Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1820), Preface; Introduction; Part Three: Ethical Life §142-157, §257-259

Week 6 | July 18, 2021

• Karl Marx, Selections from "Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right" including Introduction (1843-44) [Marx-Engels Reader selections pp. 16-25]; "Critique of the Hegelian Dialectic and Philosophy as a Whole" (from 1844 Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts + selections); “Ideology in General, German Ideology in Particular” from The German Ideology (1845-46); Grundrisse (1858), Introduction (3) The Method of Political Economy and Chapter on Capital; Preface to the First German Edition (1867) and Afterword to the Second German Edition (1873) of Das Kapital

Week 7 | July 25, 2021

• Friedrich Engels, Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy (1886)
• Georg Lukacs, Original Preface (1922); "Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat II, The Antinomies of Bourgeois Thought" (including 2nd part); and "What is Orthodox Marxism?" (1919), History and Class Consciousness (1923)

Week 8 | August 1, 2021

• Theodor W. Adorno, Hegel: Three Studies (1963)

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