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Immediately after publishing For Marx, Althusser returned to lecturing on Marx’s Das Kapital to his students in an ongoing series of rexding in Arash Souri althussfr it it was amazing Jul 28, Sound and fury signifying nothing. Sep 20, Mahdi rated it really liked it Shelves: Sojhosumesh rated it it was amazing Aug 01, However, I wanted to dedicate this review to Louis Althusser, one of the great thinkers of the 20th Century.
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of They do guide us onto the road to the concept of this distinction, but often only at the end of a long investigation and, once again, after piercing the enigma contained in some of his expressions. No trivia or quizzes yet. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. What makes this text so stunning is the fact that it never veers into pedantry, despite its stringent meticulousness.
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Reading Capital by Louis Althusser
The understated elegance of Althusser’s exposition contrasts with the impact that it registers upon even the most seasoned readers of Marx. In the English language text released inthe non-Althusserian articles were dropped. Althusser and his co-writers attempt to analyse Marx’s Capital: The Thought of Karl Marx: Refresh and try again. So if you read it, be warned that you must read closely and carefully, keeping in mind what Marx says and what these authors want to show you about how Marx says what he says and why he says it.
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Key to Althusser’s recuperation of this new science in Marx is the manner in which MArx’s thought fundamentally restructures the field through two recognitions: Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Jan 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
To get althueser 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 writing is sometimes obscure, difficult and circumlocutus. It is this subtle yet all pervasive aspect of mind control that imbues Reading Capital with the same relevance that it had on its original publication. Althusser deals with the complexity of the Marxian project with all the tools of the structuralist tool-box, arguing in favor of a synchronic analysis of the array of concepts.
That said, I have a lot of problems with the basic principles of Althusser’s approach. Tom Cullen rated it liked it Dec 18, Daniel Mcneme rated it really liked it Jun 16, This conception of society and history Althusser opposed to the Hegelian and Hegelian-Marxist notion of history as an unfolding totality, the althussed end result of which is Knowledge itself.
This lacuna prevents Althusser capihal elaborating a truly materialist dialectic yet is it really the case that the Marxist fixation on ‘political economy’ should be dismissed as a retrograde essentialism? The first part was a single lengthy essay called “From Capital to Marx’s Philosophy.
vapital Set up a giveaway. Without doubt, in Capital Marx does give us, in an extremely explicit form, the means with which to identify and announce the concept of his object — what am I saying? Some of the errors are relatively harmless, but others create ambiguities e.
Share your thoughts with other customers. More precisely, the definition of philosophy as a theory of theoretical practice given in For Capotal and again in Part One of Reading Capital is unilateral and therefore inaccurate.
Restricting myself to a single, simple symptomatic question around which turn most of the interpretations and criticism of Capital, what, strictly speaking, is the nature of the object whose theory we get from Capital?
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Only read the first section, but that was enough for me. Cover of the French edition. These have largely not been corrected by Verso’s editor. However, Althusser establishes his own epistemology which identifies two worlds-the object and the object of knowledge-which he is never able to adequately resolve.