Socialism: Its Past and Future

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Socialism: Its Past & Future

Fall 2018

Taught By: Andrew Arato and Ross Poole

Section: A

CRN: 7173

Credits: 3

In recent years, the concept of socialism has begun to experience an intellectual, and perhaps even a political revival. However, there remains great uncertainty about its meaning and implications. Is it possible to give a 21st century to a 19th century term in the light of 20th century experience? This course will consider the conceptual history of socialism, the various ways in which it has been philosophically justified, and the various political attempts (including industrial democracy, state socialism, and social democracy) to put it into practice. Amongst others, we will read utopians (St. Simon, Fourier), Marxists and Bolsheviks (Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg), Anarchists (Bakunin, Kropotkin), Social Democrats and Revisionist Marxists (Kautsky, Bernstein), and Liberal Socialists (J.S. Mill, Hobhouse). We will also discuss some of the major 20th century debates about socialism (involving Hayek, Schumpeter, Polanyi, Nove).

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:45am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 407

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018