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Customers who bought this item also bought. This apparent circle should not surprise us: Althusser’s reading of Capital is a theoretical exegesis of the act of reading a body of work itself.

Althusseer work lives in the liminal space between capitl and madness Marx however eventually did something wrong; in finding the immanence of Capital’s logic, he then swallowed his own poison pill. Momo rated it it was amazing Mar 04, The dominant part of Marx’s superstructure would be mostly economic with the political and ideological aspects competing in a fluid hierarchy for that dominance. Reading Capital was written in three parts.

At present, Althusser’s philosophy as a whole is undergoing a critical reevaluation by scholars who have benefited from the anthologization of hard-to-find and previously unpublished texts and who have begun to engage with the great mass of writings that remain in his archives. See all 7 reviews. The inner purpose of Reading Capital was similar to that of For Marx: Marx was all alone with his discovery right until the end of his life, when he was still trying to complete Das Kapital.

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Borsal rated it it was amazing Jan 15, qlthusser One of these items ships sooner than the other. The Verso version of this book the “Radical Thinkers” paperback is teeming with typographical errors. He attempted to read the totality of all of history through this immanent logic, and found no way out.


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Only read the first section, but that was enough for me. We should therefore clarify: This makes for a confusing reading if rrading aren’t familiar with what they are doing or if you don’t read it closely. 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.

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.

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Set up a giveaway. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. Some of the errors are relatively harmless, but others create ambiguities e.

Cover of the French edition. The Opacities are brilliant, confusing, balibag completely original. I enjoy any French philosopher who mentions “poached baby elephant. In the near-fifty years since the book’s publication, the discourses of Marxism and Structuralism, in no small part due to this book’s influence, have become so intertwined that almost noone who is familiar with these lines of thought would not have come to think of Marx and Das Kapital as forerunners of the work of thinkers such as Saussure and Levi-Strauss.

These have largely not been corrected by Verso’s editor. Marxism will never be the same again. The Thought of Karl Marx: Explore the Home Gift Guide. The writing is sometimes obscure, difficult and circumlocutus. Adorno Herbert Marcuse C. Restricting myself to a single, simple symptomatic question around which turn most of the interpretations and criticism of Capital, reaing, strictly speaking, is the nature of the object whose theory we get from Capital?


Marx must be forgiven for this indiscrepancy, Althusser writes, because he was all alone with his discovery. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? But if he did formulate the concept of his object without ambiguity, Marx did not always define with the same precision the concept of its distinction, i.

In fact, this text is so much harder I had to put it down after only about pages in. Their explanations would have been helped if they had sought to differentiate what they wanted to say from how they were saying it.

Reading Capital by Louis Althusser

In addition, his autobiography has been subject to much critical attention over the last decade. Verso; Later Printing edition June 9, Language: I Obviously essential reading for marxists. Louis Althusser was born in Algeria in and died in France in Reading Capital by Louis Althusser. This critical reading seems to constitute a circle, since we appear to be expecting to obtain Marxist philosophy from its own application.

Besides the lectures by Althusser, this version contained essays by various noted French Marxist scholars: Still, this remains a crucial text in the reception of Marx’s philosophical status.

Adela Ringer rated it it was amazing Nov 29, On second thought, I am starting to see why Althusser had some of the most brilliant students Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Balibar, Ranciere, among othersnone of whom turned out to be Althusserians althuzser Mar 29, Iben rated it really liked it. The specific problem is: This extremely influential text has aged poorly exactly because of how influential its been in Marxist readinb.

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