Speaker: Norman Levine
Comments: Kevin Anderson
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Venue: Community Room A, Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles

Sponsor: West Coast Marxist-Humanists, an affiliate of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

Norman Levine’s presentation will cover: (1) system and method in Hegel; (2) the contemporary reinterpretation of Hegel starting with Lukács and Marcuse; (3) Marx’s rejection of the Hegelian system, but his acceptance of the Hegelian method; (4) Marx’s adoption of the Hegelian concepts of subjectivity and labor in the 1844 Manuscripts; (4) Marx’s misreading of Hegel, the parts of Hegel’s writings that Marx overlooked, and those parts of Hegel that were not published during Marx’s lifetime; (5) the Hegelian methodologies that Marx adopted and used in his new political economy.  Kevin Anderson will give a brief overview of the Hegel-Marx relationship and respond to Levine’s presentation.

Norman Levine has published six books and 36 articles in scholarly journals on Hegel, Marx, Engels, and radical philosophy. His books include Marx’s Discourse with Hegel (2012), Divergent Paths: Hegel in Marxism and Engelsism (2006), Dialogue within the Dialectic (1984), and The Tragic Deception: Marx contra Engels (1975). Levine holds the position of Visiting Professor at the University of Wuhan, China, and will lecture there during the first semester of 2012.

Kevin Anderson teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written on Marx, Hegel, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, and the Orientalism debate. His books include The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence (co-ed. with Russell Rockwell, 2012), Marx at the Margins (2010), Foucault and the Iranian Revolution (with Janet Afary, 2005), and Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism (1995). 


Saturday, June 2, 2 PM, same location, Topic TBA.

Note: Westside Pavilion is at Pico & Westwood Boulevards; Community Room A is on east side of the mall, third floor, behind food court; 3 hours free parking is available in mall’s lot.

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