- Date: Sunday 1st November
- Time: 13:00 - 14:45
- Location: Student Central, Room 3D
- Speaker: Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick
Marxism is much more than just a political movement. It is a comprehensive and strikingly modern philosophy. Marx himself began as a philosopher, and Engels wrote fine works on philosophy and science.
The Marxist philosophy of dialectical materialism is a very powerful set of ideas. It is a scientific worldview that explains how change occurs in nature, society, and human thought - how all matter is in a constant state of change, interconnected with everything else.
In this talk, Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick discusses why if we are serious about turning the world upside down and truly liberating humanity, we cannot do so with illusions, prejudices or one-sidedness. Revolutionaries need, above all else, a perspective for making sense of the world. As Marx himself explained: "the philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."
Recommend reading: An introduction to the revolutionary philosophy of Marxism
Recommend watching: Marxist philosophy - dialectical materialism