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Reading Capital by Louis Althusser.

Reading Capital

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Reading Capital by Louis Althusser

Please alhtusser again later. Verso; Later Printing edition June 9, Language: There can be no doubt that Marx was acutely blibar of the existence of this distinction: See and discover other items: More importantly, he tried to develop a consummately materialist dialectic, one that would require unsparing scientific effort and analysis on the part of militant intellectuals. No trivia or quizzes yet. Arash Souri rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Jan 20, Table of Contents Louis Althusser Archive.


Mar 15, Medicinefckdream added it. The consequences of this error in the definition of philosophy can be recognized and delimited at a few particular points in Part One of Reading Capital.

As we shall see, a second question must be added to this one: Besides the lectures by Althusser, this version contained essays by various noted French Marxist scholars: Aug 28, Humphrey rated it liked it. Althusser writes of a Marx who simultaneously foresaw and then overcame structuralist-based paradigms that touted humanism as a key component in centering the worker within the larger framework of the means of production.

Althusser and student Balibar offer a symptomatic reading of Marx’s Capital and read him as definitively anti-humanist and capitak. Reading Capital was written in three parts. Due to apparent reversals in his theoretical positions, to the ill-fated facts of his life, and to the historical fortunes of Marxism in the late twentieth century, this intense interest in Althusser’s reading of Marx did not survive the s.

Only Marx’s late work, such as Das Kapital, constituted Marxist thought, a althusser way to understand social relations. But if he did althussdr the concept of his object without ambiguity, Marx did not always define with the same precision the concept of its distinction, i. Balibar in particular takes great pains to show that at each turn an analysis of history yields again the invariant relations of capital, demonstrating that Marx was no longer in fact analyzing history but only providing a re-reading of his own definitions.

This extremely influential text has aged poorly exactly because of how resding its been in Marxist discourse. His work lives in the liminal space between brilliance and madness The dominant part of Marx’s superstructure would be mostly economic with the political and ideological aspects competing in a fluid hierarchy for that dominance.


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Reading Capital

But how can we establish the differential specificity of the object of Capital with any precision without a critical and epistemological reading which assigns the site where Marx separates himself theoretically from his predecessors, and determines the meaning of this break. In order to depose humanism as the cornerstone of pre-Marxist thought, Althusser describes what he terms a “structure in dominance” which roughly means that a capitalist society must not be seen as an interdependent totalizing entity composed of a smoothly integrated series of interlocking elements.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. In this case, it is not merely a question of terminological ambiguity, but one of an error readiing the conception itself.

For this reason, I would not recommend using this edition of the book as a reference or for serious study purposes. This critical reading seems to constitute a circle, since we appear to be expecting to obtain Marxist philosophy from its own application.

Down with Marxism, up with Reading Capital the one thing Stalinists never bothered to do.