Dr. Peter Hudis, Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

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Dr. Peter Hudis, Open University of the Left, 4-18-2015, Chicago, IL


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Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

By Dr. Peter Hudis

One of the foremost issues confronting radical theory and practice today is articulating a viable alternative to capitalism. Although it has been widely assumed that Marx’s work offers little guidance for such an effort because of his objection to indulging in “utopian” speculations about the future, this talk will focus on largely-neglected aspects of his work which provides vital philosophical ground for envisioning an alternative to capitalist value production, statist domination, and alienated human relations. We will explore whether Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that has taken on a new importance in light of the crises of existing society.

Peter Hudis is the author of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (Haymarket, 2013) and Frantz Fanon: Philosophy of the Barricades (Pluto Press, forthcoming). He has edited several books on radical theory and is the General Editor of the planned 14-volume collection, The complete works of Rosa Luxemburg (Verso; two volumes have appeared so far). He is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Oakton Community College and a member of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.