First published in , Althusser, The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto. First published in , “Althusser, The Detour of Theory” was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto. Althusser: The Detour of Theory (review). Tom Lewis. Minnesota Review, Number 34/35, Spring/Fall (New Series), pp. (Review). Published by.
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If you want to know who Althusser was, and what he thought, without undergoing the laborious research project that Elliott clearly undertook, read Elliott. Arun Menon added it Jun 23, Drawing on a wide range of hitherto untranslated material, it examined the political and intellectual contexts of Althusser’s ‘return to Marx’ in the mids; analysed the novel character of the Marxism developed in his major works; charted their author’s subsequent evolution, from his self-criticism to the proclamation of a ‘crisis of Marxism’; and concluded with a balance-sheet of Althusser’s contribution to historical materialism.
Althusser: The Detour of Theory
He ends with a brief mention of the successful destruction in the summer of of a Sidewinder missile by an American KC plane equipped with a laser system. Ben Yap rated it really liked it Apr 04, Gonnarise rated it it was amazing Feb 01, For this second edition, Gregory Elliott has added a substantial postscript in which he vetour the posthumous edition of the French philosopher s work published in the s, from the early writings of the s through to the late texts of the s, relating the unknown Althusser revealed by them to the familiar figure of For Marx tye Reading Capitaltogether with a comprehensive bibliography of Althusser s oeuvre.
The understanding of Althusserianism that arises in the course of Elliott’s argument is one that simultaneously and ambivalently finds little to uphold in Althusser’s work as lasting contributions to marxism, a good deal to admire in subsequent work by researchers influenced by Althusser across a broad range of disciplines, and a few—if largely negative—lessons to apply to revolutionary socialism today.
William Uspal marked it as to-read Aug 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Robin added it Jul 28, Drawing on a wide range of hitherto untranslated material, it examined the political and intellectual contexts of Althusser s return to Marx in the mids; analysed the novel character of the Marxism developed in his major works; charted their author s subsequent evolution, from his self-criticism to the proclamation of a crisis of Marxism; and concluded with a balance-sheet of Althusser s contribution to historical materialism.
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Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not althussre data points to plot this chart. For Elliott, this historical positioning explains why Althusser could be regarded in the mids as an anti-Stalinist by some and a Stalinist by others.
There can be no wonder that confusion has reigned over the political interpretation of Althusser’s early theoretical work. Robin rated it it was amazing May 16, Nathan Benmargi marked it as to-read Mar 10, No trivia or quizzes yet. Louis Althusser – – Monthly Review Press.
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History of Western Philosophy. Itai Farhi marked it as to-read Jun 09, No eBook available Amazon. The only odd part is the final chapter where Elliott spends ample time suggesting that Althusser was more successful than the previous 4 chapters suggest.
Althusser characterized his own marxist project in the ’60s as a contribution to a leftward process of de-Stalinization exactly opposed to Kruschev’s rightward process of deStalinization.
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