Category Archives: Louis Althusser

Louis Althusser, Socialisme idéologique et socialisme scientifique et autres textes – edited by G.M. Goshgarian, PUF, August 2022

Louis Althusser, Socialisme idéologique et socialisme scientifique et autres textes – edited by G.M. Goshgarian, PUF, August 2022 En 1966, Louis Althusser a 48 ans. Auréolé de l’énorme succès de Pour Marx et de Lire ” Le Capital “, il se … Continue reading

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A brief history of Louis Althusser’s Théorie series at François Maspero – on the Verso blog

At the Verso books blog I have a piece tracing the history of Louis Althusser’s Théorie series at François Maspero in the 1960s and 1970s From 1965 until 1980, Louis Althusser edited the Théorie series of books, each released by the … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan, Althusser, Balibar, Falasca-Zamponi, Jessop

Some second-hand books by Althusser and Balibar, two new Points editions of Lacan seminars, Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi’s Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy, and Bob Jessop’s new book, Putting Civil Society in its Place, pre-ordered in recompense for … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 14: working on madness and medicine and a complete draft

Although I’ve been teaching this term, I have also been working hard on the manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault, in particular completing one chapter for which I had some draft material before. It’s the first chapter of the book, … Continue reading

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Books received – Macherey, Kurlander, Vuillerod, Kristeva, Vernant, Benveniste, Trubetzkoy, Dumézil

A mix of second-hand books, mostly for the new project on Indo-European thought in France, along with a copy of Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel, and another volume of the Théorie series, Pierre Macherey, … Continue reading

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Louis Althusser’s Théorie series at François Maspero – list of published volumes and English translations

In the 1960s and 1970s Louis Althusser edited a series at the radical publisher François Maspero. Many of the books published were by his former students including Pierre Macherey, Étienne Balibar, Alain Badiou, Emmanuel Terray and others. There were some … Continue reading

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Books received – Althusser, Pécheux and Fichant, Badiou, Terray, Balibar, Kristeva, Epstein, Danchev

Some books by Althusser and his then-students – some of which I talk about here – along with Etienne Balibar’s Violence and Civility, a couple by Julia Kristeva, Charlotte Epstein’s Birth of the State: The Place of the Body in … Continue reading

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Louis Althusser’s 1967-68 course on ‘philosophy for scientists’ – publications and online archive

Between 1967 and 1968. Louis Althusser and some of his students delivered a course at the ENS pitched as philosophy for scientists or non-philosophers. Some parts of the course have been published, including Alain Badiou’s Le concept du modèle in … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel – ENS 2022 

Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel – ENS 2022 Contre une lecture simpliste de l’anti-hégélianisme que Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault ont défendu dans les années 1960, l’ouvrage propose un parcours dans les textes … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 13: drafting the chapters on The Archaeology of Knowledge and sexuality; moving to work on madness and medicine

My optimistic idea of having a complete, even if very rough, draft of The Archaeology of Foucault before Christmas didn’t happen. I’d liked the idea of having a complete text, which I could then print and leave for a while … Continue reading

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