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Philosophy in the Community: What is Capitalism? The Point of Marx’s Critique
Philosophy in the Community is held on Friday nights at The Refinery.
This community lecture and discussion series is organized by the Department of Philosophy to share the rewards and pleasures of philosophical reflection.
Friday, Feb 8
The Refinery, Emmanuel Anglican Church Basement
609 Dufferin Ave.
Free and open to the public
What is Capitalism? The Point of Marx's Critique by Proffessor Pierre-Francois Noppen, Department of Philosophy
The global economic crisis and its aftermath have generated a surge of interest in Marx’s analysis. What was Marx trying to do, exactly? Can his work still help us understand our current predicament? In this talk, I will discuss a set of key concepts and issues at the heart of Marx’s Capital, such as labor, use, value, surplus-value and capital, and I will do so against the broad backdrop of contemporary capitalism. I will propose that Marx’s Capital is perhaps best understood in terms of an examination of capitalism as a mode of socialization.
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