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Althusser, Louis 1918-1990

Works: 899 works in 3,176 publications in 17 languages and 45,241 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Honoree, Publishing director, Collaborator, Adapter, Dedicatee
Classifications: B3305.M74, 194
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Most widely held works by Louis Althusser
For Marx: by Louis Althusser( Book )

271 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the work in which Louis Althusser formulated some of his most influential ideas. For Marx, first published in France in 1968, has come to be regarded as the founding text of the school of "structuralist Marxism" which was presided over by the fascinating and enigmatic figure of Louis Althusser. Structuralism constituted an intellectual revolution in the 1960s and 1970s and radically transformed the way philosophy, political and social theory, history, science, and aesthetics were discussed and thought about. For Marx was a key contribution to that process and it fundamentally recast the way in which many people understood Marx and Marxism
Lenin and philosophy, and other essays by Louis Althusser( Book )

104 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No figure among the western Marxist theoreticians has loomed larger in the postwar period than Louis Althusser. A rebel against the Catholic tradition in which he was raised, Althusser studied philosophy and later joined both the faculty of the Ecole normal superieure and the French Communist Party in 1948. Viewed as a "structuralist Marxist," Althusser was as much admired for his independence of intellect as he was for his rigorous defense of Marx. The latter was best illustrated in For Marx (1965), and Reading Capital (1968). These works, along with Lenin and Philosophy (1971) had an enormous influence on the New Left of the 1960s and continues to influence modern Marxist scholarship
Montesquieu; la politique et l'histoire by Louis Althusser( Book )

87 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Capital by Louis Althusser( Book )

60 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two essays, one by Althusser, the other by Balibar which were presented as papers at a seminar on Marx's "Capital" at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1965, and included al
Politics and history: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and Marx by Louis Althusser( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machiavelli and us by Louis Althusser( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in French and English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shedding new light on the richly complex thought of its author and his subject, Machiavelli and Us will be welcomed by students of Machiavelli and Althusser alike
Lire le Capital by Louis Althusser( Book )

75 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouvrage collectif, issu d'un séminaire à l'Ecole normale supérieure, paru pour la première fois en 1965 et qui a marqué un tournant dans l'étude du marxisme en France
On the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatuses by Louis Althusser( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is perhaps Louis Althusser's most famous text, 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses,' published in 1970 and very influential ever since, was an extract of a much longer book published in French years after his death. Published now for the first time in English, 'On the Reproduction of Capitalism' develops systematically Althusser's conception of historical materialism, outlining the conditions of reproduction in capitalist society and the revolutionary struggle for its overthrow
Writings on psychoanalysis : Freud and Lacan by Louis Althusser( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prominent member of the French structuralist movement, Louis Althusser was influential for reinvigorating Marxist thought in France in the 196Os with celebrated works such as For Marx and Reading Capital. Yet many readers are not as familiar with the profound impact of psychoanalysis on Althusser's life and work. Writings on Psychoanalysis gathers, for the first time, Althusser's major essays on psychoanalytic thought. The volume begins with Freud and Lacan, which lays the groundwork for comprehending Althusser's entry into psychoanalysis. Letters to D. was the result of Althusser's fervent reading of Rene Diatkine's paper "Aggressiveness and Fantasies of Aggression," years before Diatkine was his psychoanalyst. Invited by Leon Chertok to participate in the "International Symposium on the Unconscious," at the Tbilisi colloquium, the chapter The Tbilisi Affair presents Althusser's essay "The Discovery of Dr. Freud." The chapter In the Name of the Analysands ... reprints Althusser's "Open Letter to Analysands and Analysts in Solidarity with Jacques Lacan," written the day after the famous meeting on the dissolution of the Ecole Freudienne de Paris. Characterizing Lacan as a "magnificent and pitiful Harlequin," the 'open letter' relates Althusser's untimely outburst at that assembly and the "spectacular and violent intervention he subsequently made in the presence of Lacan." The volume closes with the correspondence between Althusser and Lacan, detailing their first and last meetings with each other and the launching of one of the central alliances of contemporary French thought
Éléments d'autocritique by Louis Althusser( Book )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of texts from the period 1945-1953 turns these interpretations of Althusser on their heads: we discover that there was a 'young Althusser' as well as the 'mature Althusser' we are already familiar with. In his fascinating Master's thesis. 'On Content in the Thought of G.W.F. Hegel' (1947), Althusser developed a position which he was later to attack ferociously: namely, that the revolutionary potential of the Hegelian dialectic could be defended against Hegel's own political conservatism. We see Althusser still wrestling with the spectres of Hegel and of Catholicism in another long text, his letter to Jean Lacroix, and, finally, we see his own 'epistemological break' in the piece 'On Marxism' from 1953
Positions, 1964-1975 by Louis Althusser( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réponse à John Lewis by Louis Althusser( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the spontaneous philosophy of the scientists & other essays by Louis Althusser( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern materialism and the future of Marxist theory : essays in the Althusserian tradition( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from inside the Italian Communist Party to Louis Althusser by Maria Antonietta Macciocchi( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie et philosophie spontanée des savants, 1967 by Louis Althusser( Book )

20 editions published in 1974 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of the encounter : later writings, 1978-87 by Louis Althusser( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1970s and 1980s, Louis Althusser endured a period of mental instability during which he murdered his wife and was committed to a psychiatric hospital. Spanning this period, this fourth volume of political and philosophical writings reveals his wrestling with a series of theoretical problems to produce some of his work
The humanist controversy and other writings, 1966-67 by Louis Althusser( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes key texts from one of France's most famous philosophers, which intervene in the debate between "the humanist" and the structuralists
Philosophy for non-philosophers by Louis Althusser( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 1980, at the end of the most intensely political period of his work and life, Louis Althusser penned Philosophy for Non-philosophers. Available here for the first time in English, Philosophy for Non-philosophers constitutes a rigorous and engaged attempt to address a wide reading public unfamiliar with Althusser's project. As such, the work is a concentration of the most fundamental theses of Althusser's own ideas, and presents a synthesis of his sprawling and disparate philosophical and political writings. Nowhere else does Althusser push the distinction between philosophy and other disciplines as far, or develop in such detail the concept of 'practice'. Rather than a work of 'popular philosophy', Philosophy for Non-philosophers is a continuation and conglomeration of Althusser's thought; a thought whose radicality is still perceptible in those that have followed since. Philosophy for Non-philosophers thus provides a vivid encapsulation of Althusser's seminal influence on the leading thinkers of today, including Ranciere, Badiou, Balibar, and Žižek. -- Provided by publisher
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Lenin and philosophy, and other essaysReading CapitalPolitics and history: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and MarxMachiavelli and usWritings on psychoanalysis : Freud and LacanThe spectre of Hegel : early writingsRéponse à John LewisPhilosophy and the spontaneous philosophy of the scientists & other essays