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Monday, January 13, 2020

HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK I GO


Today at 1 pm I begin teaching Philosophy 471 at UNC Chapel Hill:  7 graduate students and 12 undergraduates in a small seminar room with a maximum capacity of 19 plus the Instructor.  The official title of the course is Hegel, Marx, and the Philosophical Critique of Society, but the title I have announced is Karl Marx’s Critique of Capitalism, and after a brief mention today, Hegel will depart, never to be heard from again.

I have decided to do something I have never done before in any course:  set before the students the full-scale interdisciplinary understanding of Capital that I have developed over the last 45 years, my integrated economic, philosophical, sociological, political, historical, mathematical, literary critical interpretation of the greatest work of social theory ever written.  Given the vagaries of age and health and the uncertainties of employment opportunities for eighty-six year old professors not quite ready for retirement, this may be my last go-round, so I have decided to make it a good one.

There is a waiting list, and after I explain my intentions, some of those registered may bail.  I will let you know how it goes.

9 comments:

s. wallerstein said...

I'm sure that all will go well. Your title is very tempting. I genuinely wish that I was there to listen to your course.

Unknown said...

Any chance it will be recorded like previous courses?

LInda said...

I'm excited after the first class and looking forward to the other twelve. Thank you for letting me sit in. Linda Nelson

Unknown said...

Same question in mind.

NP

Christopher J. Mulvaney, Ph.D. said...

You could quickly dispense with Hegel by recounting the saga of the Absolute Fruit.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Delighted to have you there, Linda. Say hello to Alan for me.

Jim said...

God I wish I could take that class!

Jerry Fresia said...

Sounds like a book in the making, interspersed with questions and answers.

A CRITICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE GREATEST WORK OF SOCIAL THEORY EVER WRITTEN:
Integrated Economic, Philosophical, Sociological, Political, Historical, Mathematical, and Literary Considerations

Robert Paul Wolff

Jerry Fresia said...

PS You're at the age where Monet did his best work and his sight was barely functioning...just saying...forget Nancy, this is one for the ages!