Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Philosophy of Social Change

Socialist Ideas Seminar:
Philosophy of Social Change

Sun 21 November 2010
Perth Activist Centre
15/5 Aberdeen St, East Perth (next to McIver station)

1pm - cheap lunch
2pm - free seminar

Presented by Kamala Emanuel and Rudy Wentnel

Everyone experiences the pressures of capitalist decay and wants to change and improve the world.  But immediately we encounter the adamant opposition of the capitalists to any change that will affect their profits.

If we don’t take the time to think about how things change, we can become lost, like a ship without a rudder, constantly beset by these pressures.  Paying attention to philosophy is essential.

This seminar will discuss philosophy for activists. How much, if anything, do we need to know? What do we need to agree on? Is the traditional philosophy of the socialist movement ("dialectical materialism") useful today?