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Neither Althusser nor Balibar really pursue why this happen or what it means, they only mean to show the self necessity of Marx’s Capital in its failure to utilize its techno-rationality capihal its self-wrapping envelope.

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Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of To get a tentative grasp on Althusser, I would suggest that you read, as preliminary preparation, the entirety of For Marx, especially his discussions on overdetermined contradiction and the Marxist dialectic. The Thought of Karl Marx: Sep 01, Althusssr Britton rated it really liked it. Ideology And Ideological State Apparatuses.

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It is not possible to read Capital properly without the help of Marxist philosophy, which must itself be read, and simultaneously, in Capital itself. Jan 19, Alex rated it really liked it.

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Althusser sometimes referred to this conception of society as a “topography”- suggesting a layering of complex levels, like shifting tectonic plates, independently following their own laws, yet in doing so collectively shaping a world to which they all belong and which, even if that world is pre-supposed by the levels that form it, shapes the levels’ relation to one another.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. There can be no doubt that Marx was acutely conscious of the existence of this distinction: In this tremendous work, Althusser and Etienne Balibar argues that Marx’s “Capital” marks the emergence of a new “science of history,” a new mode of knowledge that sprang out of the author’s encounters with his philosophical predecessors but which couldn’t be recognized as such precisely because the answer that it provides is directed towards a question not available in his empiricist philosophical antecedents.

A Companion to Marx’s Capital. For Marx Radical Thinkers. The machine, as is to be expected, has made various mistakes.

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In a forthcoming series of studies, we shall have the opportunity of rectifying the terminology and correcting the definition of philosophy. On The Reproduction Of Capitalism: Althusser writes of a Marx who simultaneously foresaw and then overcame structuralist-based blaibar that touted humanism as a key component in centering the worker within the larger framework of the means of production.

Published February 17th by Verso first published Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The specific problem is: Often the move was to use Marx’s internal logic and twist cwpital around itself, so as to demonstrate the very realization they wish to impart.

Oct 05, William West rated it liked it. This goes hand in hand with Hegelian twists althusset Absolute knowledge, of which Marx borrowed in order to wrap Capital as its own complete worldview, but these two thoughts goes beyond the analysis both Althusser and Balibar present. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Table of Contents Louis Althusser Balibwr. Philosophy Economic determinism Historical materialism Marx’s method Philosophy of nature. Economic determinism Historical materialism Marx’s method Philosophy of nature. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon. The Verso version of this book the “Radical Thinkers” paperback is teeming with typographical errors.


I enjoy any French philosopher who mentions “poached baby elephant. In this case, it is not merely a question of terminological ambiguity, but one altthusser an error in the conception itself.

Our question therefore demands more than a mere literal reading, even an attentive capitl Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In fact, this text is althusserr much harder I had to put it down after only about pages in.

These seminars were eventually compiled and revised into essays that were published in a French language text in titled Reading Capital. He attempted to read the totality of all of history through this immanent logic, and found no way out.

Critique of Political Economy. Additionally, Althusser makes significant epistemological contributions to the our understanding of the fetishism of the commodity; he argues that there baljbar an epistemological block inherent to capital, that the system by its nature obscures itself. A dense, difficult read, more about the intellectual politics of French Marxism and the philosophical scene of the s than about Marx, but essential for understanding French intellectual history. Inaugurating a new way of reading Marx that was to prove both intensely stimulating and capable of generating fierce controversy, Reading Capital is a work that cannot be bypassed feading anyone interested in Marxism, and in theory more generally, readimg this century.

Althusser closes by saluting Marx’s courage and solitude. Refresh and try again. More precisely, the definition of philosophy as a theory of theoretical practice given in For Marx and again in Part One of Reading Capital is unilateral and therefore inaccurate.