Spring 2015

Ethics of Ecosocialism

POL 192b Topics in Law and Political Theory: Legal Theory, with Jeffrey Lenowitz, is HOID's core course for the spring semester. There are also 12 cross-listed courses.

Fall 2014

HOID 100a Intro to Critical Theory, with Patrick Gamsby. A close reading of the social theorists of the Frankfurt School: Adorno, Benjamin, Horkheimer, with special focus on Marcuse

Fall events:

October 30, The History of Ideas Core Course Speaker:
Howard Eiland, MIT
"Reality as Palimpsest"
2:00pm Mandel Center Reading Room (3rd Floor)

November 20, The History Dept.'s Ray Ginger Lecture featuring:
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
"Words of Wisdom: The Market for Aphorism in American Culture, 1970-present"

5 - 6:30pm Olin-Sang 207
Co-sponsored by History of Ideas and the Mandel Center for the Humanities

News and Updates

Spring 2015

March 5
The History of Ideas Program is co-sponsoring an event hosted by the Politics Department:
Melissa Schwartzberg, Associate Professor of Politics, NYU
"Supermajority Rule and Democracy"
12:00 to 2:00pm, Mandel Reading Room, 303

March 25
The History of Ideas Program, the Center for German and European Studies, the Departments of English, Philosophy, and Sociology, the Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program and the Robert D. Farber Archives and Special Collections Department are co-sponsoring an event hosted by the Philosophy Department's Environmental Ethics Course:
Michael Löwy, École des hautes études en sciences sociales and Centre national de la recherche scientifique
"The Ethics of Ecosocialism: From Marx to the Present"
1:00pm - 3:30pm, Mandel Reading Room, 303

Fall 2014

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Herbert Marcuse's most famous book, "One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society," and the recent discovery of an early draft of this book that was given to Brandeis by Marcuse himself, the History of Ideas Program offered as its Fall 2014 Core Seminar --
HOID 100a Introduction to Critical Theory

Along with the course, the History of Ideas Program also co-sponsored a two day conference titled,
The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse
Click here for the Video recording of the conference,

Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor, University of California, Berkeley, who will be the keynote speaker on October 1st.
and Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair, UCLA, who will be the keynote speaker on October 2nd.