The Tucson Philosophy Group Meetup

Marx & Dialectical Materialism

"If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist." - Karl Marx

As agreed at the last meeting, it's about time to we cast some less pejorative post-cold war philosophical light on the most misunderstood of the "Young Hegelians" - Karl Marx.  Discussion will center on his "revolutionary" notion of Dialectical Materialism as advanced in the Communist Manifesto and its roots in Hegel's Dialectical Idealism.

Fanatical card-carrying Party members need not attend, however, anyone knowledgeable enough to intelligently help decipher Marx's economics found in his more complex writings will be a welcome addition. And needless to say our sizable contingent of non-opiated disbelievers can relish in discussions supporting his religious quips such as: "Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot  understand."

Let's see if we can emerge unscathed from this potentially politically charged content examining lesser known and all too prophetic musings of Marx like: "The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people."

READING LINK: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/61/pg61.html

 

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  • Merna Z.

    I enjoyed the meeting and meeting the group.

    May 14, 2013

  • Kate & J.

    Excellent conversation.

    May 13, 2013

  • Kate & J.

    Is ordering food a requirement? We're both unemployed right now and recently had to leave a meetup where ordering food was required. Thanks.

    May 7, 2013

    • Ross

      We don't actually order dinner... some people get an appetizer... some get a glass of wine... some get a cup of coffee. So ordering food is completely up to you. There are no food requirements other than bringing a healthy amount of "food for thought" ...Best to come at 7:00. See you there.

      May 12, 2013

  • Michael

    What is the proposed subject of this meeting? Any reading to do in preparation? How many people usually attend?

    April 13, 2013

    • Ross

      Just Posted Topic and suggested reading link for May 13th Meeting. Hope to see you there!

      May 2, 2013

  • Stephanie W.

    Is it ok if I come to the meeting after dinner, or do we have to talk at the dinner table? I like that restaurant, it's just that I'm bad at talking while eating, haha.

    April 27, 2013

    • Ross

      We don't actually order dinner... some people get an appetizer... some get a glass of wine... some get a cup of coffee. So hope you're not bad at talking while drinking? Best to come at 7:00.

      May 2, 2013

  • Sandra K.

    Yes, I agree with Michael, What will the topic on Monday

    April 13, 2013

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