Tuesday, 21 January
Anarchism and Marxism reading group
Our regular reading group will next meet on Tuesday, 21st of January 2020, 7-9pm at Freedom Bookshop (84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX).There won’t be a reading group meeting in December. This January we’ll be starting another 3-months season to familiarise ourselves with another hot topic: Marxism (and Anarchism)!
Schedule as follows: January: Introduction to Marx as a philosopher & to Marxist economicsFebruary: Marx(ism) & the stateMarch: Marxism in relation to Anarchism Disclaimer: As always, we do not choose texts that we necessarily agree with, but that educate and allow debate. Texts for the 21 January: Introduction to Marx as a philosopher & to Marxist Economics Peter Singer: Marx. A very short introduction https://b-ok.cc/book/551203/cfb783Karl Marx: Value, Price & Profit https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/value-price-pro...
Questions to consider:
– Within Marxist terminology, what does ‘dialectic’, ‘historical materialism’ and ‘alienation’ mean?
– How does Marx determine the value of a commodity and the value of labouring power?
– What is the meaning of surplus value and surplus labour?
– What is the relation between wages and profit?
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