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Althusser, Louis 1918-1990

Works: 926 works in 3,340 publications in 13 languages and 46,837 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Performer, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Publishing director, Collaborator, Adapter
Classifications: B3305.M74, 193
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Most widely held works by Louis Althusser
For Marx: by Louis Althusser( Book )

294 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,692 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
Writings on psychoanalysis : Freud and Lacan by Louis Althusser( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,379 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
Lenin and philosophy, and other essays by Louis Althusser( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 2,068 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 )

86 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Capital by Louis Althusser( Book )

51 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 994 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
Psychoanalysis and the human sciences by Louis Althusser( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What can psychoanalysis, a psychological approach developed more than a century ago, offer us in an age of rapidly evolving, hard-to-categorize ideas of sexuality and the self? Should we abandon Freud's theories completely or adapt them to new findings and the new relationships taking shape in modern liberal societies? In a series of lectures delivered in the early 1960s, the French philosopher Louis Althusser anticipated the challenges that psychoanalytic theory would face as politics moved away from structuralist frameworks and toward the elastic possibilities of anthropological and sociological thought. Psychoanalysis and the Human Sciences translates Althusser's seminars into English for the first time, making available to a wider audience the origins and potential future of radical political theory. Althusser takes the important step in these lectures of distinguishing psychoanalysis from psychology and especially psychiatry, which long resisted Freud's analytical concepts of the unconscious and overdetermination. By freeing psychoanalysis from this bind, Althusser can then apply these analytical concepts to the social and the political, integrated with Marxist theory. The result is an enlivened methodology for comprehending social organization and change that had a profound influence on the Frankfurt School and scholars who continue to work at the forefront of radical thought today: Judith Butler, Étienne Balibar, and Alain Badiou"--Provided by publisher
Politics and history: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and Marx by Louis Althusser( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lire le Capital by Louis Althusser( Book )

114 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 667 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
Machiavelli and us by Louis Althusser( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 460 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
On the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatuses by Louis Althusser( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 438 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
The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of texts from the period of 1945-1953 turns these interpretations of Althusser on their head. Readers discover that there was a "young Althusser", as well as the "mature Althusser" people are already familiar with
Philosophy for non-philosophers by Louis Althusser( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 308 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
Positions, 1964-1975 by Louis Althusser( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 300 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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published in 1974 in 4 languages and held by 258 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 255 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 249 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
Réponse à John Lewis by Louis Althusser( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humanist controversy and other writings, 1966-67 by Louis Althusser( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) There can be little doubt that Louis Althusser was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century and his work lives on in many of the concepts currently deployed in disciplines such as cultural studies, social theory and literary criticism. Yet Althusser was also a leading intellectual in the French Communist Party and a foremost participant in the debates in the human sciences that are marked by the names of Claude Le;vi-Strauss, Jacques Lacan and Georges Canguilhem. His writings were major interventions in a specific political and theoretical conjuncture and it is this that this new collection of previously untranslated texts seeks to reflect. Consisting of writings from the very height of Althusser's intellectual powers, during the period 1966-67, this book covers, amongst other themes, the critique of Le;vi-Strauss's structuralism, the theory of discourse and its relationship to psychoanalysis, the tasks of Marxist philosophy, and the famous "humanist controversy."
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Writings on psychoanalysis : Freud and Lacan
Writings on psychoanalysis : Freud and LacanLenin and philosophy, and other essaysReading CapitalPolitics and history: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and MarxMachiavelli and usThe spectre of Hegel : early writingsPhilosophy and the spontaneous philosophy of the scientists & other essaysPhilosophy of the encounter : later writings, 1978-87The humanist controversy and other writings, 1966-67
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