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Verso; Later Printing edition June 9, Language: The writing is sometimes obscure, difficult and circumlocutus. It is not humans who are the engine of history, but the various “levels” of society political, theological, and-in the last order-economic that create social conditions.
I can imagine many people often draw the complete opposite conclusion both Balibar and Althusser wished to demonstrate because of this bad technique.
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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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.
All the same, if you are interested in an in depth view of Marx, or you want to see what Althusser or Balibar can do, here is a text for you. Oct 22, Alex Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: On second thought, I am starting to see why Althusser had some of the most brilliant students Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Balibar, Ranciere, among othersnone of whom turned out to be Althusserians ironically What makes this text so stunning is the fact that it never veers into pedantry, despite its stringent meticulousness.
Without doubt, in Capital Marx does give us, in an extremely explicit form, the means with which to identify and announce the concept of his object — what am I saying? Any new form of knowledge, or affect of knowledge, is born from older forms of knowledge, and thus that the thinker who discovers a new knowledge affect can never entirely understand this knowledge, can not truly speak in the language of the new understanding that the thinker has discovered.
Only read “The Errors of Classical Economics: Marx re-defined ideology from its previous connotation of “false consciousness” to the novel view that ideology is inherent from birth and includes all aspects of a worker’s life.
Oct 05, William West rated it liked it. 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. Outline of a Concept of Historical Time” and it’s amazing.
Reading Capital by Louis Althusser
A dense, difficult read, more about the intellectual politics of French Marxism and the philosophical scene of the s than about Marx, but caputal for understanding French intellectual history. Thinkers of the New Left.
Honestly, after reading Capital volume one I thought this text would be a breeze, or at the very least, illuminate some of the darker, more opaque passages in Marx’s Magnum Opus. Apr 29, Bradley rated it it was ok. Key to Althusser’s recuperation of this new science in Marx is the manner in which In this tremendous work, Althusser and Etienne Balibar argues that Marx’s “Capital” marks the emergence of a new “science of history,” a new mode of knowledge that sprang out of the author’s encounters with his philosophical predecessors but which couldn’t be recognized as such precisely because the answer that it provides is directed towards a question not available in his empiricist philosophical antecedents.
For Zizek his project for me was about fusing Althusserian conceptions of ideology with Lacanian conceptions of subjectivity, but Zizek makes this drudgework somewhat fun and interesting to read.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Adorno Herbert Marcuse C. In a forthcoming series of studies, we shall have the opportunity of rectifying the terminology and correcting the definition of philosophy. And specifying this question, if the object of Capital is Economics, precisely what distinguishes this object in its concept from the object of classical Balibxr
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