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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. As we shall see, a second question must be added to this one: A Companion to Marx’s Capital. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Althusser and his co-writers attempt to analyse Marx’s Capital: Oct 22, Alex Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: Boy, was I wrong. The Verso version of this book the readjng Thinkers” paperback is teeming with typographical errors.

Wlthusser the same, if you are interested in an in depth view of Marx, or you want to see what Althusser or Balibar can do, here is a text for you. Verso; Later Printing edition June 9, Language: This critical reading seems to constitute a circle, since we appear to be expecting to obtain Marxist philosophy from its own application. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text Articles needing cleanup from June All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from June Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from June He attempted to read the readnig of all of history through this immanent logic, and found no way out.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In a forthcoming series of studies, we shall have the opportunity of rectifying the terminology and correcting the definition of philosophy.

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Critique of Political Economy. Down with Marxism, up with Reading Capital the one balibarr Stalinists never bothered to do. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. 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. Marvin Gonzalez rated it it was amazing Aug 01, 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.


Get to Know Us. Paperbackpages. Immediately after publishing For Marx, Althusser returned to lecturing on Marx’s Das Kapital to balobar students in an ongoing series of seminars in This edition of Reading Capitalalthough different from the first, and abridged and improved, therefore strictly reproduces and represents the theoretical positions of the original text. Though this influence is not always explicit, Althusser’s work and that of his students continues to inform the research programs of literary studies, political philosophy, history, economics, and sociology.

This goes hand in hand with Hegelian twists and 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.

Trivia About Reading Capital. There are historic reasons for what Foucault calls the episteme split of the 19th century. Reading Capital by Louis Althusser. The book caused a sensation in French intellectual circles, and attracted a large international readership. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Today the book’s most interesting, if least clearly proposed, ideas concern the ways in which a new form of knowledge, which Althusser thinks Das Kapital constitutes, comes into being.

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This page was galibar edited on 28 Juneat Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Arash Souri rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Obviously essential reading for marxists. His work lives in the liminal space between brilliance and madness Sound and fury signifying nothing.


I have not looked at the essays not included in the Balibaar edition, but I will say that Balibar is, at times, even more interesting than Althusser. 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. Is it Economics or History?

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. More precisely, the definition of philosophy as a theory reding theoretical practice given in For Marx and again in Part One of Reading Capital is unilateral and therefore inaccurate.

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. On The Rading Of Capitalism: 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: Any new form of knowledge, or affect of knowledge, is born from older forms of knowledge, and thus that the thinker who discovers a new teading affect can never entirely understand this knowledge, can not truly speak in the language of the new understanding that the thinker has discovered.

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