Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM UTC+02
Come join us for a coffee, good company, and a relaxed discussion about sexual liberation and the left. Sex and gender appear to be at the forefront of leftist activism, as well as of the conservative backlash against it. But what should the Left hope to achieve? Is sexual liberation a struggle whose time has come? Or are we 100 years too late? The readings below will provide a context for our discussion, providing different perspectives on the history of the Left's engagement with sex and gender and what that history means for us today. But don't worry: you do not need to do the readings to come join us!
- Which way forward for sexual liberation?
- Transgender liberation? A movement whose time has passed
- The case for a Marxist intersectionality: Class reductionism, chauvinism, and a critique of David Faes on transgender liberation
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM UTC+02
Café @ Botanisk Have
Some intellectuals have argued that liberal values such as freedom of speech or universality are under threat from the left, for instance through no-platforming, call out culture, and cancelling. These values had already been thoroughly criticized in the 1980s and 1990s by radical intellectuals who argued that claims to universality always disguised positionality or that no speech is free of power. As for Marxism, it is often presented by both its advocates and its detractors as anti-liberal and anti-bourgeois values. Are liberal values under threat? Do we have something to learn from Enlightenment thinkers like Locke, Rousseau, Kant or Adam Smith?
- Liberalism and Marx: An interview with Domenico Losurdo (https://platypus1917.org/2012/05/01/liberalism-and-marx-domenico-losurdo/)
-An exposé of classic liberalism? A reply to Domenico Losurdo (https://platypus1917.org/2012/09/01/an-expose-of-classic-liberalism-a-reply-to-domenico-losurdo/)
- Back to Enlightenment values: An interview with Brendan O’Neill (https://platypus1917.org/2018/02/03/back-enlightenment-values-interview-brendan-oneill/)
- Adam Smith, Revolutionary (https://platypus1917.org/2013/11/01/adam-smith-revolutionary/)
Come hang out and grab a coffee with Platypus Aarhus! We will be chatting about Venezuela, based on the two interviews in the podcast Sh*t Platypus Says (https://soundcloud.com/platypus-affiliated-society/ep16) and this older article (https://platypus1917.org/2010/07/09/the-dead-left-chavez-and-the-bolivarian-revolution/). You don’t need to have read anything to show up!
Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Inge Lehmanns Gade, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark [ Map ]