Marx Seminar – “Das Kapital”

Author’s Prefaces and Chapter 1 “Commodities” February 19, 2018 6-8pm at Sociale   RSVP Via Meetup.com or email criticaltheorychicago@gmail.com We start on our journey through Marx’s magnum opus “Capital,” where he seeks “to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society.” Our approach will be multi-leveled. In addition to being the greatest political…

Labor, Fertility, and Property – CTC Arendt Discussion

[…] labor became the source of all productivity and the expression of the very humanity of man. -The Human Condition pg 101 To understand labor, property, and wealth in modernity, we will discuss how these came to be understood by the great political thinkers of modernity – Locke, Smith, Marx, and Arendt. To continue our…

Labor and Life – A CTC Discussion

[T]he daily fight in which the human body is engaged to keep their world clean and prevent its decay bears little resemblance to heroic deeds; the endurance it needs to repair every day anew the waste of of yesterday is not courage, and what makes the effort painful is not danger but its relentless repetition….