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Althusser, Louis 1918-1990

Works: 1,200 works in 3,885 publications in 18 languages and 54,631 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Collector, Dedicatee, Performer, Interviewee, Creator, Redactor, Honoree, Publishing director, 070, Collaborator, Adapter
Classifications: B3305.M74, 193
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For Marx by Louis Althusser( Book )

203 editions published between 1965 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 2,504 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 )

86 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,323 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
Writings on psychoanalysis : Freud and Lacan by Louis Althusser( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,168 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
Montesquieu; la politique et l'histoire by Louis Althusser( Book )

97 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'on ne se méprenne pourtant pas : ce n'est pas la curiosité de son objet, mais son intelligence, qui est tout Montesquieu. Il ne voulait que comprendre. Nous avons de lui quelques images qui trahissent cet effort et sa fierté. Il ne pénétrait dans la masse infinie des documents et des textes, dans l'immense héritage des histoires, chroniques, recueils et compilations, que pour en saisir la logique, en dégager la raison. Il voulait tenir le "fil" de cet écheveau que des siècles avaient emmêlé, tenir le fil et le tirer à lui, pour que tout vint. Tout venait. Cet essai décisif de philosophie politique marqua plusieurs générations de philosophes. Il ouvre de saisissantes perspectives dans une oeuvre réputée difficile et conclut par une formule lapidaire : "Un tel parcours pour revenir chez soi". Table des matières :Avant-proposI -- Une révolution dans la méthodeII -- Une nouvelle théorie de la loiIII -- La dialectique de l'histoireIV -- "Il y a trois gouvernements ... "V -- Le mythe de la séparation des pouvoirsVI -- Le parti pris de MontesquieuConclusion -- Bibliographie
Psychoanalysis and the human sciences by Louis Althusser( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,017 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
Lire le Capital by Louis Althusser( Book )

114 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zusammen mit der Sammlung von Louis Althussers philosophischen Interventionen unter dem Titel Für Marx markierte dieses Buch einen radikalen Neubeginn der Debatte über den Marxismus und ihre Streitpunkte: Worin liegt eigentlich der wissenschaftliche Durchbruch, den Marx in seiner "Kritik der politischen Ökonomie" auf dem Felde der Wissenschaften von Geschichte und Gesellschaft vollzogen hat? Und: In welchem Sinne liefert dieser wissenschaftliche Durchbruch unverzichtbare Grundlagen für eine Politik der Überwindung der Herrschaft der kapitalistischen Produktionsweisen in unseren gegenwärtigen Gesellschaften? Sowie schließlich: Welchen Beitrag kann ein kritisches Philosophieren dazu leisten, dass sich wirklich wissenschaftliche Forschung und revolutionäre Politik als solche entwickeln und gegen alle Störungen durch herrschende Ideologien behaupten können? - Um eben diese Fragen zu bearbeiten und neu zu beantworten, ist heute immer noch das Kapital zu lesen - und dieses Buch hilft heute erst recht dabei, die Kapital-Lektüre auf diese Fragen zu beziehen. (Quelle:
Politics and history: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and Marx by Louis Althusser( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Althusser, the groundbreaking Marxist philosopher, provides unique appraisals of major writers
Reading Capital by Louis Althusser( Book )

31 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 616 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
Philosophy for non-philosophers by Louis Althusser( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 526 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
On the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatuses by Louis Althusser( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 503 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
Machiavelli and us by Louis Althusser( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 469 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
Reading "Capital" by Louis Althusser( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of 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 Superieure in 1905, and included along with a number of other contributions in the original edition, Lire Le Capital, vols. I and II, Maspero, Paris, 1965
The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 376 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
On the dictatorship of the proletariat by Étienne Balibar( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1976 as Sur la dictature du proletariat
Éléments d'autocritique by Louis Althusser( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positions, 1964-1975 by Louis Althusser( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réponse à John Lewis by Louis Althusser( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 270 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writings on psychoanalysis : Freud and Lacan
Lenin and philosophy, and other essaysWritings on psychoanalysis : Freud and LacanPsychoanalysis and the human sciencesPolitics and history: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and MarxReading CapitalPhilosophy for non-philosophersOn the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatusesMachiavelli and us
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A'erdusai 1918-1990


Althusser 1918-1990

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Альтюссер, Луи 1918-1990

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אלתוסר, לואי

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لوي ألتوسير

لوي ألتوسير، 1918-1990

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알뒤세르 1918-1990

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알뛰세르, 루이 1918-1990

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アルチュセ-ル, ルイ 1918-1990

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阿尓都塞, 路易


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