Martin Hagglund – How to be a Marxist

October 14th, 15th and 16th. In London, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Co-organised by the PSE.

If this life is all there is, what should we do with it? Yale philosopher Martin Hägglund will consider some of the deepest questions of existence, arguing that only by stripping away their subtle illusions can we discover the true value of our earthly freedom.

Through revelatory engagements with some of history’s greatest philosophers, from Aristotle to Marx, Hägglund will explore the idea of existence as a collective project: everything is at stake in what we do together, and no victory can survive us. In this way, they will argue, rigorous secularism leads to socialism.

With his new book, This Life, earning a rave review from no less a figure than James Wood in the New Yorker, Hägglund has been hailed by Richard Klein as “the most important young philosopher in the United States.”

London:
This event co-features LSE philosopher Lea Ypi
Date: Monday October 14th
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Time: 7-8:30pm
Cost: £6
Please note that this is a ticketed event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/66302662047

Newcastle:
Date: Tuesday October 15th
Venue: Newcastle Castle, Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ
Time: 7-8:30pm
Cost: £8 (£5 concs)

Edinburgh:
Date: Wednesday October 16th
Venue: Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 W Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
Time: 7-8:30pm
Cost: £3
Please note that this is a ticketed event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/69711138893