Category Archives: Pierre Macherey

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

Posted in Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault, Pierre Macherey, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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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Academic Books of 2016 – my personal list

Many of the academic books I read this year were for the Foucault and Shakespeare work, and few were published this year. This alphabetical list is of the twenty books published this year which I read and liked the most. … Continue reading

Posted in Bob Jessop, Etienne Balibar, Eugen Fink, Henri Lefebvre, Jacques Rancière, Judith Butler, Louis Althusser, Mark Neocleous, Michel Foucault, Pierre Macherey, Stephen Graham, Uncategorized, William Shakespeare | 6 Comments

Books received – three Marxist classics from Verso: Lefebvre, Althusser et. al. and Goldmann

Books received – three Marxist classics from Verso. Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy, the first complete English translation of Althusser, Balibar, Establet, Macherey and Rancière’s Reading Capital and Lucien Goldmann’s The Hidden God. Metaphilosophy is a book I’ve wanted to get translated into English for … Continue reading

Posted in Etienne Balibar, Henri Lefebvre, Jacques Rancière, Louis Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Reading Capital: The Complete Edition by Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière

Reading Capital: The Complete Edition, by Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière, now published by Verso. A classic work of Marxist analysis, available unabridged for the first time Originally published in 1965, Reading Capital is a landmark of French thought and radical theory, … Continue reading

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Pierre Macherey, ‘The Productive Subject’ in Viewpoint magazine

Pierre Macherey, ‘The Productive Subject‘ in Viewpoint magazine – an interesting discussion of Foucault’s relation to Marx. [Update: a French version is here]

Posted in Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, Pierre Macherey | 3 Comments