Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

[Los Angeles] What is Dialectics? What is Its Relationship to Revolutionary Thought/Action?

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Time: 400 - 6:00 PM
Venue: Peace Center, 8124 West Third Street, Los Angeles

Rooted in ancient Greek thought, dialectics arose again in the modern world as part of revolutionary thought, first around the time of Hegel and the French revolution, and then in Marx’s dialectics of revolution, and since.  This meeting will explore some of the most important dialectical concepts, like totality, negation, contradiction, human liberation, and absolute negativity.  A subsequent meeting will discuss challenges to dialectical thinking within radical thought and politics today, especially from post-structuralism and anarchism.


  • Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins and coauthor of Foucault and the Iranian Revolution
  •  Kathryn F., student activist




Sponsor: West Coast Marxist-Humanists, an affiliate of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization. For more information email to