AN INTRODUCTION TO KARL MARX' CRITICAL ECOLOGY
In this two-hour reading course, an understanding of Karl Marx' theses on the connection between nature and society is to be developed. The focus will be on a joint close-reading of programmatic passages from Marx's early philosophical and late economic writings, accompanied and framed by explanatory inputs from the political scientist Lukas Egger. The aim is to find out to what extent Marx' theory can contribute to understanding the ecological catastrophe of the present and to developing political strategies to counteract it.
Lukas Egger studied political science at the University of Vienna and completed his master's degree in 2017 with a thesis on critical racism theory in the German-speaking world, which was awarded the Young Researchers Award of the Austrian Society for Political Science. Since 2017 he is a PhD student at the Institute of Political Science in Vienna.
Due to the current situation, the reading class is performed digitally via zoom. Registered participants will receive a link to the online event by email. This allows you to participate in the event with your computer, laptop or smartphone from the comfort of your own home.
Maximum 15 participants