Category Archives: Louis Althusser

Books received – Martin, Balibar, Althusser, Lacan, Foucault, Mbembe, Benveniste

Some books in recompense for review for Polity, along with Achille Mbembe, Out of the Dark Night from Columbia University Press, Jacques Martin’s L’individu chez Hegel, edited by Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, the translation of Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh and an … Continue reading

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Jean Hyppolite’s teaching at the Collège de France – ‘the history of philosophical thought’

The chair Foucault held at the Collège de France was previously occupied by Jean Hyppolite. Hyppolite had been Foucault’s teacher, was supervisor of his diploma thesis on Hegel and rapporteur for his secondary doctoral thesis on Kant’s Anthropology. Hyppolite succeeded … Continue reading

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Books received – Martinet, Lévi-Strauss, Althusser, Saussure, Faustino & Ferraro

Mainly second-hand books for the Foucault work, and related projects, but also a copy of the new collection The Late Foucault, edited by Martin Faustino and Gianfranco Ferraro, sent by the publisher.

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My favourite academic books of 2020

As with previous years, these are a list of academic books published this year which I read and appreciated. This means that good books which I haven’t yet read don’t feature, and I will of course miss many. Several of … Continue reading

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Books received (2) – Hyppolite, Mauss, Wollstonecraft, Jameson, Benveniste, Forestal & Philips, Besteman

The papers from Hyppolite’s final seminar (including pieces by Derrida and Althusser), Marcel Mauss, Sociologie et anthropologie, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, some works by Emile Benveniste, Fredric Jameson’s The Prison-House of Language, Jennifer Forestal and … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 Great to see the Polity page for this book is now up, and to be able to share the cover and description here. It was not until 1961 that Foucault published … Continue reading

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Louis Althusser, What is to be Done? – Polity, December 2020

Louis Althusser, What is to be Done? translated by G.M. Goshgarian, Polity, December 2020 What is to be done? This was the question asked by Lenin in 1901 when he was having doubts about the revolutionary capabilities of the Russian working class. … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, Althusser, Nicolaysen, Heidegger, Foucault, TCS, Lefebvre, Scammell, Avellaneda and Vega

A mixed pile of books to come back to in the office. They include – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, L’union de l’âme et du corps chez Malebranche, Biran et Bergson – a course Foucault attended Jacques Lacan, My Teaching Two recent translations of … Continue reading

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Books received – a pile from the Verso sale

The Verso sale runs until the end of December 2019

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Althusser’s 1963 Presentation of Bourdieu and Passeron – translated and introduced in Theory, Culture & Society

On 6 December 1963 Pierre Bourdieu and Passeron gave a seminar at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. They were introduced by Louis Althusser, and his introduction, translated by Rachel Gomme, along with a commentary by Charlotte Branchu and Derek Robbins has been published in Theory, … Continue reading

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