Fantastic news for anyone who wants to take a deeper dive into the Grundrisse: David Harvey, in association with The People’s Forum in NYC, has started a live course on the Grundrisse. For those unfamiliar with Harvey, he is a Distinguished Professor of anthropology and geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written many books covering Marx’s writings and Marxist theory, and has already made widely popular courses on both Capital Vol. 1 and Capital Vol. 2. He also hosts a podcast title David Harvey’s Anti-Capitalist Chronicles.
The first session took place yesterday, January 28th, and covered the Introduction to the book. In my opinion, Harvey’s lecture style assumes that the audience already has at least a minor grasp on Marxist economic theory and philosophy and can be slightly intimidating for a beginner. However, I think his lectures are really helpful in that they are challenging and Harvey is able to discuss the large body of Marxist concepts due to his extensive studies in political economy and anthropology.
The page for the course can be found here. It appears that for now the courses will take place on Tuesdays at 5:30 EST. Hope to see you all there!