1. Introduction to our critical Marxism - Ernesto Díaz
OBJECTIVES General objective: to introduce key issues and questions of the thought of Marx and our Marxism.
Objective of the different parts:
1st Presentation. Explain the break with Hegelian philosophy; explain the development of Marx’ conception on "praxis" or practice, synthesized in the "Theses on Feuerbach".
2nd Presentation. Explain how criticism of religions and abstract speculative thinking is Marx's precondition for all criticism; explain what is the next step following the criticism of religion: : the critique of really existing social relations.
3rd Presentation. Explain some specific elements of Marx's critique of the capitalist mode of production.
PRESENTATIONS AND READINGS
1st Presentation. Marx, his era and the break with the left Hegelians
1st part - Biographical notes of Marx.
Compulsory reading: Biographical remarks on Marx 
2nd part. From idealism to materialism
The Theses on Feuerbach. 
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. Preface 
Further reading: D. Bensaid – Marx for our times
2nd Presentation. The critique of political economy.
Fundamental elements of political economy.
Additional reading: "Introduction to Marxist economic theory"  as a whole
3rd Presentation. Marx and the political. Critique of political concepts in Marx
Article "Classes and class struggle". Ernesto Díaz 
Text: excerpt from Michael Lowy - Theory of revolution in the young Marx 
Reading to expand. "On the return of the politico-strategic question". Daniel Bensaid