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Hegel for Radicals: Part 1—History
Sun, May 22, 2022 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM$40.00 – $70.00
with Alex Steinberg
An 8-week course that will introduce what is living in Hegel for those who want to change the world.
It has often been said that that Marx turned Hegel on his head. In this series we will explore the meaning of that phrase and its implications for those of us who are confronting problems of a world on fire. The problems we face today in this epoch of the decay of capitalism, imperialism, war, a global pandemic, economic crisis, the return of fascism, climate change are unprecedented.
We will begin by introducing the very idea of History, a unique contribution of Hegel to our understanding of the world. We will read some key writings of Hegel from the Philosophy of History and the Phenomenology of Spirit and explain their significance for our time.
Alex Steinberg is an independent scholar and was never affiliated with a university since his graduate school days. He has taught at alternative educational institutions and informally. Conference, Presenter at First International Conference on Trotsky in Havana, Cuba. Topics have included the Philosophy of Heidegger and Nazism, Marxism and Humanism, Hegel’s Philosophy of History. (2001-2020)