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Hegel for Radicals: The Science of Logic II

Sat, April 13 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

G.W.F. Hegel

The MEP’s recurring series Hegel for Radicals continues this winter with our reading of Part II of Hegel’s magnum opus, The Science of Logic. Over 12 weeks we will cover Books 2 and 3, Essence and the Concept. The first session on January 27 will be a review of Book I, Being, to help new students catch up.

Familiarity with this work greatly aids any reading of Marx’s Capital. Alex Steinberg will guide participants past the legendary obstacles to understanding this unsurpassed presentation of dialectics. Its depth and systematic structure is without parallel in any other of Hegel’s works.

These sessions bring out what is living in Hegel for those who want to change the world. No prior experience with Hegel or attendance at previous classes is expected or required. Our goal is to make Hegel’s dialectic less mysterious as we go along and try to tease out the revolutionary implications in his thought and its significance for our time.

Alex Steinberg is the facilitator of Hegel for Radicals. He is an independent scholar who has taught and published on topics such as the philosophy of Heidegger and Nazism, Marxism and humanism, Hegel’s philosophy of history and Hegel’s Phenomenology at various alternative educational institutions. Alex was a Conference Presenter at the First International Conference on Trotsky in Havana, Cuba. he has been also involved with the governance of WBAI radio in New York and its parent organization, Pacifica, most recently as the Chair of the Pacifica National Board from 2020-2021.