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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.
Posted on 2020-11-25
Connecting with others over online games can help combat the stress and social isolation of the pandemic, and Dr. Regan Mandryk (PhD) says you don't have to be a gamer to experience the benefits
Posted on 2020-11-24
Dr. Ashleigh Androsoff (PhD) and Dr. Elizabeth Scott (PhD) are being honoured for their work on The Doukobor Living Book Project
Posted on 2020-11-23
Ariel Brecht (BA’16, CCML’16), who is pursuing a master's degree in history, is studying a dismembered medieval manuscript known as MS Ege 4
Posted on 2020-11-18
Joy Kogawa, one of Canada’s most revered authors and a passionate advocate for Japanese-Canadians, in conversation with Dr. Joanne Leow (PhD)
Posted on 2020-11-16
The next online Global Café event will be held on Nov. 18, featuring Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) deputy director Tricia Geddes