During these sessions we will explore the seminal theories of the most important philosophical challenge to the Hegelian and Marxist tradition: those of Nietzsche and Heidegger. We will explore Heidegger?s involvement with Nazism and how that impacts on his philosophy.
We will follow up with an exploration of Heidegger?s influence on some of the key left thinkers of the last century ? Alexandre Kojeve, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault and Slavoj Zizek. Harrison Fluss, a phD candidate at SUNY Stony Brook and a past presenter at the Left Forum and Historical Materialism will be contributing his specialized knowledge in this area.
ALEX STEINBERG has taught Engels and the Dialectics of Nature and most recently, Spectres ofthe Dialectic from the Big Bang to the Multiversein the fall of 2014. He has previously given classes on Hegel and Marxist philosophy and been a presenter at the Left Forum. He has also served on the local and national boards of radio station WBAI.