Reading Capital

Reading Capital

3.92 (886 ratings by Goodreads)
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Establishing a rigorous program of "symptomatic reading" that cuts through the silences and lacunae of Capital to reveal its philosophical core, Louis Althusser interprets Marx's structural analysis of production as a revolutionary break-the basis of a completely new science. Building on a series of Althussers's conceptual innovations that includes "overdetermination" and "social formation," Etienne Balibar explores the historical and structural facets of production as Marx understood them, scrutinizing many of the most fundamental points in Capital, as though for the first time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 574 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 30mm | 408g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844673472
  • 9781844673476
  • 44,589

Review quote

One reads his passionate study with attention, even excitement. -- Eric Hobsbawn * Times Literary Supplement *
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About Etienne Balibar

Louis Althusser was born in Algeria in 1918 and died in France in 1990. He taught Philosophy for many years at the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris, and was a leading intellectual in the French Communist Party.
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