Marx Reading Group: Capital Vol. 1


February 26, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9pm


Chapterhouse Cafe
620 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

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In recent years, capitalism has reemerged as a concept to explain the ongoing political crisis in the US. Even so, it often remains unclear what the term actually refers to: a social system, a historical phenomenon, an ideological view–or something else?

This group will approach Karl Marx’s basic theory of capitalism through a close reading of Capital Vol. 1, presented in an open and informal setting.

In our discussions we will reconstruct the core argument of the text, assess the claims that Marx makes, and reflect on their relevance for a new critical politics.

Whether you’re curious about Marxism, a longtime activist, or an expert Marxologist, join us!

We'll be using the Penguin Edition (Fowkes translation).

February 26: Chapter 1-2 (125-188)
March 11: Chapter 3 (188-247)
March 25: Chapters 4-6 (247-283)
April 08: Chapters 7-9 (283-340)
April 22: Chapters 10-11 (340-429)
May 06: Chapters 12-14 (429-492)
May 20: Chapter 15, Parts 1-3 (492-543)
June 03: Chapter 15, Parts 4-10 (544-643)
June 17: Chapters 16-22 (643-711)
July 01: Chapters 23-24 (711-762)
July 15: Chapter 25 (762-873)
July 29: Chapters 26-33 (873-943)


Jarek Ervin ·

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