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Thursday, July 2 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
In defense of the dialectic

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Among contemporary Marxists, there’s a debate about the usefulness of the dialectical method. According to Marx, his materialist approach rescued Hegel’s dialectic from idealism in order to discover "the rational kernel within the mystical shell.” What is the dialectic? Is the dialectic a crucial aspect or the fatal undoing of a materialist theory of the social world?

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
The Algebra of Revolution: The Dialectic and the Classical Marxist Tradition by John Rees
Dance of the Dialectic: Steps In Marx's Method by Bertell Ollman
An Introduction to the Logic of Marxism by George Novack

Speakers
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Eric Ruder

Eric Ruder is a longtime antiwar and Palestine solidarity activist as well as a journalist for Socialist Worker who has reported from Ferguson, Gaza, and the U.S.-Mexico border. 


Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Grant Park B