Webinar notes

Notes, audio, video

October 15, 2020 Professor Andrew Brown
Social activity as key to connecting mind and world video

September 10, 2020 Elena Mareeva presentation on S. Mareev and Ilyenkov’s Concept of the Ideal

July 24, 2020 Evald Ilyenkov and the development of Marxist thought
presentation by Alexander Surmava
Presentation video

July 10, 2020 Ilyenkov’s Dialectics of the Ideal and Engels’ Dialectics of Nature presentation by Rogney Piedra Arencibia
Presentation video

June 26, 2020 Mikhail Epstein, Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature, Emory University Atlanta on Theories in Practice: How the Humanities Can Change the World based on his book The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto (Bloomsbury, 2012)
Presentation video + chat + Powerpoint

May 29, 2020 On the social function of Soviet creative Hegelianism
Introduced by Olga Ivashchuk, Doctor of Philosophy, School of Public Policy, RANEPA, Moscow: Video of presentation & discussion

May 14, 2020 The ‘Ideal’ Match: On the Reality of Thinking
Introduced by Siyaves Azeri, associate professor of philosophy, visiting researcher, University of Lorraine, Archives Henri Poincare, Nancy, France
Video of presentation & discussion

April 24, 2020 Ilyenkov’s Workshop of Thinking by Maria Karakutsa of the Leport Literature Club in Kyiv: Presentation and Notes

March 4, 2020 International Friends of Ilyenkov discussion of Žižek’s critique of Ilyenkov and “Western Marxism” in Sex & the Failed Absolute (audio) introduced by Kyrill Potapov discussing his notes: Who failed? Failed who? Žižek’s critique of Ilyenkov.

December 19, 2019 Chapter 5 of Ilyenkov’s Dialectics of the Abstract and Concrete. Notes from Corinna, Giannis, Paul, Penny

October 22, 2019 Chapter 4 of Ilyenkov’s Dialectics of the Abstract and Concrete. Corinna’s notes are here. Kyrill’s critique of Paul Mason’s Clear Bright Future is here.

September 25, 2019 Penny Cole’s response to the July webinar, on the union of the logical and historical, is the basis for this day’s discussion.

July 10, 2019 Notes of the continuing discussion around Giannis’ paper Understanding and Reason as moments of the dialectical process of thought.

May 15, 2019 Notes of a continuing discussion on Keti Chukrov’s presentation and Ilyenkov’s Mystery of the Black Box.

January 22, 2019 What’s the ideal got to do with Brexit? Paul Feldman’s opening presentation, Penny Cole’s contribution, and Virpi Lund’s notes.

October 24, 2018 Notes of discussion on Chapter 4 of Ilyenkov’s The Dialectics of the Abstract and Concrete in Marx’s Capital

September 11, 2018 Dan McMahon’s introduction, and notes of further discussion on Chapter 3 of Ilyenkov’s The Dialectics of the Abstract and Concrete in Marx’s Capital

July 30, 2018 Notes of discussion on Chapter 3 of Ilyenkov’s The Dialectics of the Abstract and Concrete in Marx’s Capital

July 9, 2018 Notes of discussion The state in capitalist society and its role

May 29, 2018 Notes of discussion on Contradictions within the Ideal

March 13, 2018 Notes of discussion on Ilyenkov’s Dialectical Logic Essay 9

February 13, 2018 Lenin’s Dialectics. Notes of discussion on this essay by Professor Vesa Oittinen, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland

January 16, 2018 Corinna Lotz’ introductory presentation and notes for the discussion on the Dialectics of Hegemony

December 12, 2017 Notes on the continued discussion on Radical Currents in Soviet PhilosophyLev Vygotsky and Evald Ilyenkov by Arto Artinian based on this article.

Comments and questions from SigneDavid  and Corinna.

November 7 and 14, 2017  Notes on the discussion on Radical Currents in Soviet PhilosophyLev Vygotsky and Evald Ilyenkov by Arto Artinian based on this article.

December 1, 2016 Notes on Chapter three by Frank Hayes, Gerry Gold and Penny Cole

June 28, 2016 Marcelo J. S. Silva’s Powerpoint presentation : The concept as the reflection of objective reality in thought

June 6, 2016 Paul Feldman’s notes on The Dialectics of the Abstract and the Concrete in Marx’s Capital: Chapter 2 – The Unity of the Abstract & the Concrete as a Law of Thought

May 24, 2016  Monica Lemos’ paper (pdf) : COLLABORATIVE AGENCY IN EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT:CONSTRUCTING A JOINT OBJECT FOR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

December 7, 2015  Corinna Lotz’s notes.  on : The Concrete and the dialectics of the Universal and the Individual

July 6th, 2015 Corinna Lotz’s notes

April 14, 2015 Heli Kaatrakoski’s notes :  The definition of the concrete in Marx

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