Reading Marx, Theorizing Capital

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Reading Marx
Spring 2024
Taught By: Nancy Fraser
Section: A

CRN: 14802

Credits: 3

This seminar is co-taught by Nancy Fraser of NSSR and David Harvey of CUNY. In it, we will read and discuss selected parts of Marx’s Grundrisse and Capital. Our principal aim is to clarify the concepts of capital and capitalist society–especially the relation(s) between them and the sense in which they do or do not constitute a totality. We will also compare and evaluate leading interpretations of these matters, including those developed by the instructors. Along the way, we’ll also consider Marx's method and social ontology and his accounts of labor, nature, and social reproduction; objectification, alienation, and fetishism; exploitation, dispossession, and uneven development; structure, agency, and social relations; necessity, contingency, and freedom in history. Please Note: This course will take place at the CUNY Grad Center campus.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 6

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:20pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 902
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024