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[Los Angeles] Marx’s Humanism: Philosophical Foundation for a Humanist Alternative to Capitalism

Sunday, November 18, 2018
6:30-8:30 PM

Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)
Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building
Culver City (LA area)

Speakers:

  • Kieran Durkin, author of ERICH FROMM’S RADICAL HUMANISM
  • Sam S. Iranian-American reader in Marx and Marxism

As the world celebrates Marx’s 200th anniversary, few are paying attention to the humanist roots of his critique of capitalism.  This is unfortunate, because Marx’s humanism not only grounds his entire perspective on society, from the 1844 MANUSCRIPTS to CAPITAL, but is also a major part of how he envisions a truly positive alternative to this brutal, exploitative, and alienating system.

Suggested reading:

  • Raya Dunayevskaya, “Marx’s Humanism Today” (1965) https://www.marxists.org/archive/dunayevskaya/works/1965/marx-humanism.htm
  • Erich Fromm, “The Nature of Man” (1961)  https://www.marxists.org/archive/fromm/works/1961/man/ch04.htm

Sponsored by West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization
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