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Reading Capital

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
  • Verso Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844673472
  • 9781844673476
  • 103,599

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"One reads [Althusser's] passionate study with attention, even excitement." Eric Hobsbawm"show more

About Louis Althusser

Louis Althusser was born in Algeria in 1918 and died in France in 1990. His other publications in English include For Marx, Philosophy and the Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists, Machiavelli and Us, and Spectre of Hegel. Etienne Balibar is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-X. His other publications in English include The Philosophy of Marx and, with Immanuel Wallerstein, Race, Nation, Class.show more

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