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Until 01.01.2019 - Scientific Yearbook of the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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On March 17, 2021, a theoretical seminar "What is post-Marxism?" was held at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Speaker: Pavlov Alexander Vladimirovich, Doctor of Philosophy (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

Summary:

With the publication in Russian of the book "From Marxism to Post-Marxism?" (2008) the question "what is post-marxism?" acquires special relevance. Despite the fact that the word seems intuitive, there is no consensus among social theorists regarding the meaning of the term. Therefore, in order to form correct ideas about post-Marxism, the report proposed to trace the historical dynamics of the concept in scientific literature from the 1980s to the present day.With the publication in Russian of the book "From Marxism to Post-Marxism?" (2008) the question "what is post-marxism?" acquires special relevance. Despite the fact that the word seems intuitive, there is no consensus among social theorists regarding the meaning of the term. Therefore, in order to form correct ideas about post-Marxism, the report proposed to trace the historical dynamics of the concept in scientific literature from the 1980s to the present day.

As a result, it was concluded that post-Marxism is a framework term that allows you to combine different, but at the same time having some similarities, theoretical directions in left thought. The authors, who can be attributed to post-Marxism, are characterized by the general inspiration of the ideas of the classics of Marxism. At the same time, they all depart in different ways from the "classical Marxist triangle" (historical social science, which has always focused on capitalism; philosophical dialectics, which presupposes many ethical conclusions; the m of socialistpolitics of the working class, which provided a roadmap for the revolution), ceasing to focus on economic analysis of capitalism as a system of oppression.