This class completes what we started in 'Analytic Marxism and the Materialist Theory of History Pt. 1'. It's not a requirement that you take Pt. 1 but this will probably make a lot more sense if you do it in order! In this class we're reading the second half of G.A. Cohen's book Karl Marx's Theory of Freedom: A Defence. We ended at Chapter VII for the first part of the class so we'll pick up with Chapter VIII for the first Sunday in January. The PDF of the second half of the book is available on the course website. Zoom sessions will continue to be from 1-3 PM EST on Sundays.
Ben Burgis is a philosophy instructor, a Jacobin columnist, and the author of "Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left." He's taught a variety of formal and informal logic classes at the college level, and he's publicly debated centrists like Twitch streamer "Destiny" and Bloomberg Opinion's Noah Smith as well as libertarians and right-wingers like Stefan Molyneux, Gavin McGinness, Adam Kokesh, Gene Epstein, Dave Smith, and Yaron Brook.