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Althusser, Louis 1918-1990

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Works: 847 works in 2,386 publications in 10 languages and 34,662 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Performer, Interviewee, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Collaborator, Honoree
Classifications: BF109.F74, 194
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Writings on psychoanalysis Freud and Lacan by Louis Althusser ( )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,884 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
Reading Capital by Louis Althusser ( Book )
168 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,646 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
For Marx: by Louis Althusser ( Book )
45 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 1,525 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 )
30 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Montesquieu; la politique et l'histoire by Louis Althusser ( Book )
60 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in French and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour Marx by Louis Althusser ( Book )
83 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ouvrage de référence incontournable, ce recueil d'articles, publié pour la première fois en 1965, est aussi un jalon essentiel d'une démarche intellectuelle originale. La présente édition comporte une préface inédite du philosophe Etienne Balibar, ainsi qu'une postface que Louis Althusser avait rédigée pour les éditions étrangères de ce livre
Politics and history: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel and Marx by Louis Althusser ( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machiavelli and us by Louis Althusser ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Displacing traditional controversies over the Florentine diplomat, Althusser argues for the profound unity of the Machiavellian problematic, as deployed in the revolutionary manifesto of The Prince and the experimental historical comparisons of the Discourses. Machiavelli's apparent theoretical object - the laws of politics or history - is revealed to be a determinate practical objective: the foundation and preservation of a national-popular state. But if Machiavelli can specify the conditions for a fruitful encounter between virtu (political agency) and fortuna (the contingency of the real), his grasp of the necessity of contingency renders him the supreme artisan of an aleatory materialism
Lénine et la philosophie by Louis Althusser ( Book )
31 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in French and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 306 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
Philosophy and the spontaneous philosophy of the scientists & other essays by Louis Althusser ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters from inside the Italian Communist Party to Louis Althusser by Maria Antonietta Macciocchi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 257 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 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx : politics and history by Louis Althusser ( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Positions, 1964-1975 by Louis Althusser ( Book )
13 editions published in 1976 in French and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophie et philosophie spontanée des savants, 1967 by Louis Althusser ( Book )
13 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of the encounter : later writings, 1978-87 by Louis Althusser ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 228 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. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Louis Althusser endured a period of intense mental instability during which he murdered his wife and was committed to a psychiatric hospital. Spanning this deeply troubling period, this fourth and final volume of political and philosophical writings reveals Althusser wrestling in a creative and unorthodox fashion with a whole series of theoretical problems to produce some of his very finest work. In his profound exploration of questions of determinism and contingency, Althusser developed a "philosophy of the encounter," which he links to a hidden and subterranean tradition in the history of Western thought
The humanist controversy and other writings, 1966-67 by Louis Althusser ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Éléments d'autocritique by Louis Althusser ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecrits sur la psychanalyse : Freud et Lacan by Louis Althusser ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
A'erdusai, 1918-1990
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Althusser, L. 1918-1990
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Altise, Luj
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Altiser, Luj, 1918-1990
Al'ti︠u︡sser, Lyu, 1918-1990
Altouser, Loui, 1918-1990
Atuse, 1918-1990
Atuse, Luyi, 1918-1990
Альтюссер, Луи, 1918-1990
لوي ألتوسير، 1918-1990
アルチュセール, L
アルチュセール, ルイ
Languages
French (334)
English (272)
Spanish (30)
German (8)
Italian (8)
Swedish (6)
Japanese (4)
Chinese (2)
Polish (1)
Portuguese (1)
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