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In recognition of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018. He is Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London and author of Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (2016).
Full Title: When would Capitalism end? Marx's changing conception of the 'Critique of Political Economy'
In order to separate what is living from what is dead in Marx's theory, it is necessary to separate Marx from 'Marxism.' Throughout the 20th century, Marxism has been associated with the assumption that capitalism would necessarily end in collapse. Engels certainly believed this. But was this Marx's position? Marx's thought changed. Professor Stedman Jones examines three phases in Marx's picture of capitalism and how it might end - the period ending in the 1848 Revolutions, the period ending 1859, and the period 1864-1869. He concludes by examining Engels' editing of Marx's unfinished manuscript Capital.
Thursday 20 September 2018, 7 pm, CIGI Auditorium - The lecture will conclude with a Q&A session moderated by Doug Peers, Dean of Arts, followed by a free reception open to all.
Tickets: This is a free event, but we do request that you register.
The 2018 Grimm Lecture is co-sponsored by the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Dean of Arts at the University of Waterloo, the departments of History, English, Sociology and Legal Studies, Philosophy, and the Global Engagement Program.
To get a handle on Marx:
- A short School of Life video introduction to Marx.
- The much lengthier but extremely useful entry on Marx from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
To learn more about Gareth Stedman Jones's biography Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, here is the publisher's page.
Some reviews of Professor Stedman Jones's book:
6:30 pm - Doors open
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm – Lecture and Q&A
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm – All are welcome to attend a reception in the CIGI lobby after the lecture
There is free parking in three lots near CIGI (before 5pm municipal parking is by permit only).
1) Museum Lot - located directly across from CIGI on the corner of Father David Bauer Dr. and Erb St W.
2) Waterloo Town Square - there is parking available on the north and south sides of the Waterloo Town Square. Please visit the Uptown Waterloo Parking website for more details: http://ow.ly/Psy130ldPId
3) At the rear of the CIGI building, directly off Father David Bauer Dr. The entrance to the building is located off Erb St. W., and is connected to the parking lot via a walkway on the east side of the building (Parking at CIGI will open at 6:15pm).