Marxism and morality

Date: Saturday 20th October
Time: 13:00 - 14:45
Location: UCL Chadwick Building, room B05
Speaker: Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick

Many critics of Marxism attempt to paint it as being a cold and inhumane philosophy, far more concerned with economics than ethics. But, in fact, Marxism has much to offer on the question of morality - not least to point out the outrageous hypocrisy of the scandal-ridden institutions that sanctimoniously preach to the rest of us about how we should live our lives.

What separates Marxism as a philosophy, however, is how it arrives at its morals and principles - that is, from a class perspective: from an analysis of what raises consciousness and aids in the revolutionary emancipation of the working class.

In this session, Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick looks at where our ethical codes and concepts come from under class society, and discusses what the socialist alternative is to the moral bankruptcy of the capitalist establishment.

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