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Reading Capital Radical Thinkers. Much of Reading Capital relates to a spirited attack by Althusser on the empiricist epistemology of those contemporaries of Marx who sought to place an explanation for the emergence of the means of production in a humanist framework. Preview — Reading Capital by Louis Althusser. Sojhosumesh rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Without balibr, in Capital Marx does give us, in an extremely explicit form, the means baoibar which to identify and announce the concept of his object — what am I saying?

The understated elegance of Althusser’s exposition contrasts with the impact that it registers upon even the most seasoned readers of Marx. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. It is our hope that the reader will be able to bear this claim in mind, to verify it and to subscribe to it.


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The Opacities are brilliant, confusing, and completely original. Marx must be forgiven altgusser this indiscrepancy, Althusser writes, because he was all alone with his discovery.

On second thought, I am starting to see why Althusser had some of the most brilliant students Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Althussfr, Ranciere, among othersnone of whom turned out to be Althusserians ironically Jan 19, Alex rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Their explanations capitxl have been helped if they had sought to differentiate what they wanted to say from how they were saying it. Trivia About Reading Capital. This conception of society and history Althusser opposed to the Hegelian and Hegelian-Marxist notion of history as an unfolding totality, the inevitable end result of which is Knowledge itself.

Althusser’s greatest contribution to Marxism, Readinv think was his concerted, unflinching effort to purge it of every trace of idealism and historicism. Borsal rated it it was amazing Jan 15, We should therefore clarify: This last argument calls on philosophy to participate in any depth reading of Capital in order to answer the astonishing questions asked of philosophy in its pages: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from akthusser restaurants.

Refresh and try again. The book caused a sensation in French intellectual circles, and attracted a large international readership.

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The Philosophy of Marx. Please try again later. Capitalism is the mud.

Retrieved from ” https: Althusser and student Balibar offer a symptomatic reading of Marx’s Capital and read him as definitively anti-humanist and anti-historian. Part of ccapital series on.

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It is so rigorous, so precise and so keen that one is often astonished by the attention devoted to seemingly trivial minutiae. Would take a lifetime to truly understand this text, and other scholars such as Slavoj Zizek and Antonio Negri, have made a career out of living in this space. In classically French style, the iconoclastic force of its content is dissimulated by its sober, clinical language. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The Verso version of this book the “Radical Thinkers” paperback is teeming with typographical errors. Learn more about Amazon Prime. More importantly, he tried to develop a consummately materialist dialectic, one that would require unsparing scientific effort and analysis on the part of militant intellectuals.

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