Marx Reading Group: Capital Vol. 1


May 13, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9pm


Zoom call

This series is taking place via Zoom meeting, Meeting ID: 994 9945 0800

This week we're reading Chapter 15, Parts 1-3 (492-543)

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 29: Chapters 12-14 (429-492)
May 13: Chapter 15, Parts 1-3 (492-543)
May 27: Chapter 15, Parts 4-10 (544-643)
June 10: Chapters 16-22 (643-711)
June 24: Chapters 23-24 (711-762)
July 8: Chapter 25 (762-873)
July 22: Chapters 26-33 (873-943)


Jarek Ervin ·

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