For Marx (Radical Thinkers)

For Marx (Radical Thinkers)

Louis Althusser

this is often the paintings within which Louis Althusser formulated a few of his so much influential ideas. For Marx, first released in France in 1968, has turn out to be considered as the founding textual content of the college of “structuralist Marxism” which used to be presided over through the interesting and enigmatic determine of Louis Althusser. Structuralism constituted an highbrow revolution within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies and considerably remodeled the best way philosophy, political and social idea, historical past, technological know-how, and aesthetics have been mentioned and considered. For Marx was once a key contribution to that strategy and it essentially recast the way many folks understood Marx and Marxism.

This booklet includes the vintage statements of Althusser’s research of the younger Marx and the significance of Feuerbach in this formative interval, of his thesis of the “epistomological holiday” among the early and the overdue Marx, and of his perception of dialectics, contradiction and “overdetermination.” additionally incorporated is a learn of the materialist theater of Bertolazzi and Brecht and the critique of humanist readings of Marxism. due to the fact his dying in 1990, Althusser’s legacy has come less than renewed exam and it's more and more well-known that the effect of his rules has been wider and deeper than formerly notion: studying For Marx, in its audacity, originality and rigor, will clarify why this impression was once so major.

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