A milestone in the development of post-war Marxist thought, 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.
This book contains the classic statements of Althusser's analysis of the young Marx and the importance of Feuerbach during this formative period, of his thesis of the “epistomological break” between the early and the late Marx, and of his conception of dialectics, contradiction and “overdetermination.” Also included is a study of the materialist theater of Bertolazzi and Brecht and the critique of humanist readings of Marxism. Since his death in 1990, Althusser's legacy has come under renewed examination and it is increasingly recognized that the influence of his ideas has been wider and deeper than previously thought: reading For Marx, in its audacity, originality and rigor, will explain why this impact was so significant.
“Louis Althusser traversed so many lives… so many personal, historical, philosophical and political adventures; marked, inflected, influenced so many discourses, actions and existences by the radiant and provocative force of his thought… that the most diverse and contradictory accounts could never exhaust their source.” – Jacques Derrida
“One reads him with excitement. There is no mystery about his capacity to inspire the intelligent young.” – Eric Hobsbawm
Louis Althusser awas born in Algeria in 1918 and died in France in 1990. He taught philosophy for many years at the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris, and was a leading intellectual in the French Communist Party. His other books include Reading Capital (with Etienne Balibar, 1970); Essays in Ideology (1971); Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx (1972); and Philosophy and the Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists (1990); Machiavelli and Us; and The Spectre of Hegel.
Nøkkelord: Filosofi Idéhistorie Marxisme
- Forlag: Verso
- Utgivelsesår: 2005
- Kategori: Filosofi
- Oversetter: Ben Brewster
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- Antall sider: 270
- ISBN: 9781844670529
- Innbinding: Heftet