Concept and Form, Volume 2: Interviews and essays on Cahiers pour l'Analyse

Concept and Form, Volume 2: Interviews and essays on Cahiers pour l'Analyse


Concept and shape is a two-volume monument to the paintings of the philosophy magazine the Cahiers pour l’Analyse (1966–69), the main bold and radical collective venture to emerge from French structuralism. encouraged by means of their academics Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan, the editors of the Cahiers sought to sever philosophy from the translation of given meanings or stories, focusing as an alternative at the mechanisms that constitution particular configurations of discourse, from the mental and ideological to the literary, medical, and political. sufficient research of the operations at paintings in those configurations, they argue, is helping arrange the way in which for his or her innovative transformation.

Volume one among idea and shape interprets one of the most very important theoretical texts from the Cahiers pour l’Analyse; this moment quantity collects newly commissioned essays at the magazine, including fresh interviews with those who have been both contributors of its editorial board or linked to its broader theoretical undertaking. It goals to aid reconstruct the highbrow context of the Cahiers, and to evaluate its modern theoretical legacy. Prefaced through an summary of the project’s rigorous funding in technological know-how and conceptual research, the quantity considers particularly the Cahiers’ distinctive attempt to hyperlink the it sounds as if incommensurable different types of ‘structure’ and ‘subject’, on the way to organize for a brand new synthesis of Marxism and psychoanalysis.Contributors comprise Alain Badiou, Étienne Balibar, Edward Baring, Jacques Bouveresse, Yves Duroux, Alain Grosrichard, Peter Hallward, Adrian Johnston, Patrice Maniglier, Tracy McNulty, Jean-Claude Milner, Knox Peden, Jacques Rancière, François Regnault, and Slavoj Žižek.

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