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Walter Benjamin today

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Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Gene Ruyle
Email:
Phone:
510-332-3865
Address:
Oakland
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library

Walter Benjamin today:
“New Engagements by Anarchists and advocates of Marx's humanism," taking off from Benjamin's "Theses on the Philosophy of History."

Walter Benjamin's "Theses on the Philosophy of History" continues to be a pole of attraction in today's search for a way out of our total crisis. Anarchist Lew Finzel calls it "Insurrectionary Angelology -or- Walter Benjamin Declares Social War." Mohammed Elnaiem's "'We all can't breathe': Reflections on Marx's Humanism and Fanon" saw in Benjamin's imperative "to blast open the continuum of history" a break with the post-Marx-Marxist myth of "progress" and a way to return to Marx's original humanism. Ron Kelch contrasts Benjamin's blasting open the prevailing view of time with Marx's positive view of time as "the space human development" as well as the specific content of "human development" that first shaped Marx's humanism in 1844.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)

Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

For info or to subscribe to our weekly announcements,
Call Gene Ruyle at 510-332-3865 or email: cuyleruyle [at] mac.com
For our full schedule, go to icssmarx.org
Added to the calendar on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 7:06AM
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