Archive for July, 2009

In Memoriam Leszek Kolakowski

The Polish-born philosopher Leszek Kolakowski died July 17 at the age of 81. Theoretically, his work moved from Soviet-style Marxism, to Marxist humanism, to a view that eventually rejected Marxism altogether, on the grounds that it was guilty of all the sins of capitalism, plus a few of its own. His sizeable corpus includes everything […]

Philosophy Born of Struggle: upcoming conference

PBS09 “The Sixteenth Annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference will address a variety of approaches to religion in contemporary society and particularly the interconnections between race, religious practices, and political action.” Proposals of 150 to 200 words are due by August 10. See the attached flyer for details.