UGRD > PHIL > 397
A philosophical exploration of the thought of Karl Marx, based on a reading of his early and mature works. Topics discussed are idealism and materialism; the relation between theory and practice; dialectic; alienation; ideology; class; the analysis of capitalism; reification; and some contemporary theories, including critical theory and socialist feminism. Other theorists read include Lenin, Engels, Mao Tse Tung, Lukacs, Braverman, EP Thompson, Marcuse, and Gorz.
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = PHIL 100