february, 2018

22feb(feb 22)9:30 am23(feb 23)6:00 pmMarx 2.0 - A Symposium9:30 am - 6:00 pm (23) Event Organized By: UNSW School of Humanities & Languages

Event Details

Free admission, but due to limited seating please email the organizer if you would like to attend:

Heikki Ikäheimo, UNSW Sydney, h.ikaheimo@unsw.edu.au

200 years after his birth Karl Marx is again the object of intensive engagement among scholars, theorists and activists. Since the last major wave of Marx-reception, after the end of the last cold war and the fall of state sponsored Marxist-Leninist orthodoxy, many things have changed. Marx’s name is no-more immediately associated with one side of a confrontation between two world-powers both seeking global domination, a situation in which strategic considerations often crowded out meticulous thought. Also, despite Marx’s own self-understanding he is nowadays increasingly read as a social and political philosopher, even if certainly of a very critical kind. The younger generations now read Marx with fresh eyes untainted by the bitterness of those engaged in bygone battles, and the latter (on both sides) have a chance for a new reception of and critical reflection on the theory and philosophy of Karl Marx, its influences, its problems, and its contemporary relevance. ‘Marx 2.0’ brings together philosophers and political theorists from Germany, United States, Canada and Australia, and presents a range of contemporary approaches to Marx’s work and to thinkers closely related to it.


22 (Thursday) 9:30 am - 23 (Friday) 6:00 pm


Room G3, Morven Brown Building

UNSW Kensington Campus


UNSW School of Humanities & Languages