The meetings of The Edmund Burke Society (Aust):

Meeting have been suspended because of the COVID pandemic.

2019 TOPIC: Postmodernism – the metaphysical and epistemological issues as compared with Edmund Burke’s ideas on knowledge and 

To understand what’s really going on in the politics of the left one has to have a basic knowledge of postmodernist theory.

VENUE: Pure South Dining, Southbank, Central Melbourne. 7 pm.

The general theme of this year’s meetings is Marxism and its offshoots (postmodernism, identity politics, gender theory) compared with Burke’s philosophy.

– The meetings will be in seminar format.
– Handouts with discussion points will be handed to each seminar attendee.
– The seminar will proceed between the serving of drinks and food.

References for Marxism and postmodernism:

  • Marxism: For and Against, Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Marxism Unmasked, Ludwig von Mises
  • A Short History of Modern Philosophy, Descartes to Wittgenstein, Chapters 14 & 15, Roger Scruton
  • Stephen Hicks, Explaining Postmodernism
  • Edward Feser, Aquinas (an introduction)

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