Author(s) : Louis Althusser , Étienne Balibar ,
Region : World | Language : English | Product Binding : Paper Back | Page No. : 384 | Year : 2013
ISBN : 9789350022337
INR : 395.00
A landmark of French thought, Reading Capital is no less than an attempt to topple the edifice of Western Marxism and rebiild it from the original foundations. Establishing a rigorous programme 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 Althusser's conceptual innovations that includes 'overdetermination' and 'socal 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.
'One reads his passionate study with attention, even excitement.'
- Eric Hobsbawm, Times Literary Supplement
Louis Althusser was born in Algeria 1918 and died in France in 1990. His other publications in English include For Marx, Politics and History, and On Ideology.
Etienne Balibar is Professor of Philosophy at the Universite de Paris-X. His other publications in English include The Philosophy of Marx and, with Immanuel Wallerstein, Race, Nation, Class.
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