Marx and Philosophy Society Annual Conference: “Marx and the Concept of Labour” (London, June 24, 2017)

We are pleased to announce that the Marx and Philosophy Society Annual Conference on the topic Marx and the Concept of Labour will be held at University College London on June 24th, 2017.


Room 822, UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Saturday 24th June 2017, 9.30am – 5.45pm


10.00 Mike Neary (Lincoln)
Critical Theory as a critique of labour, featuring academic work; or, how do revolutionary teachers teach?

11.15 Break

11.45 Graduate and early career panel:

Alastair Hemmens (Cardiff)
Labour, a ‘rational abstraction’? Robert Kurz’s substance of capital and resolving the labour aporia in Marx

Sean Winkler (Leuven)
The Hessen-Grossmann-Lukács Thesis: A Marxist study of the emotions in early modern philosophy

Michael Lazurus (Monash)
The standpoint of labour and Marx’s method

1.30 Lunch

2.30 Annual report of the organising group

2.45 Sara Farris (Goldsmiths)
A Marxist-feminist approach to the theory of the reserve army of labour

4.00 Break

4.30 Anselm Jappe (Sassari)
Marx and the ‘two-fold nature’ of labour: the ‘pivot’ of his critique of capitalism

Admission free
Please reserve a place in advance by emailing Eric John Russell at
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