Category Archives: Pierre Macherey

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 – 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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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 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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L’aventure Althusser – 1 hour documentary with interviews with Macherey, Balibar, Rancière, etc, available until 7 July 2019

L’aventure Althusser – 1 hour documentary with interviews with Macherey, Balibar, Rancière, etc, available until 7 July 2019. Thanks to Nadim Khoury for sending the link. Le portrait passionnant du philosophe marxiste Louis Althusser qui, avant de sombrer dans la … Continue reading

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Books received – Macherey, Mezzadra & Neilson, Zevnik, Gotman, Owens and Almqvist, Sartre

Pierre Macherey, A Theory of Literary Production; Tim Smith-Lang, Michel Foucault’s What is an Author?; Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson, The Politics of Operation: Excavating Contemporary Capitalism; Andreja Zevnik, Lacan, Deleuze and World Politics; Kelina Gotman, Essays on Theatre and Change; Owens … Continue reading

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Mark Kelly on Althusser et al, Reading Capital: The Complete Edition

Mark Kelly discusses Louis Althusser, Étienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière, Reading Capital: The Complete Edition at the Progress in Political Economy site. The book is part of Verso’s summer sale – 50% off until July 9th. Lots of … Continue reading

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Althusser, Spinoza and Revolution in Philosophy: An Interview with Warren Montag

Althusser, Spinoza and Revolution in Philosophy: An Interview with Warren Montag in Salvage. A fascinating discussion of Althusser, Jonathan Swift, Pierre Macherey, Adam Smith and others.

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Althusser, an Intellectual Adventure, a film by Bruno Oliviero – available on Youtube

Update 27 Feb: the video has unfortunately been removed. Althusser, an Intellectual Adventure – a film by Bruno Oliviero. The entire film is available on Youtube. Thanks to Irina Culic for the link. The interview with Althusser is in Italian, … Continue reading

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