Category Archives: Louis Althusser

The Early Foucault Update 24: textual comparisons and archive work at BnF, CAPHÉS and IMEC

Since the last update I have been continuing to work on several different aspects of the work for both The Early Foucault and a planned book on the 1960s. Initially I finished up the work comparing the 1954 text Maladie mentale … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2018

My favourite academic books of 2018. As with previous years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – these are shaped by my interests, books that are sent to me, ones from publishers I review for, etc. etc. I’ve not read all the … Continue reading

Posted in Boundaries, Doreen Massey, Frantz Fanon, Georges Canguilhem, Jacques Derrida, Jeff Malpas, Karl Marx, Louis Althusser, Maja Zehfuss, Michel Foucault, Philip Steinberg, Society and Space, Uncategorized, William Shakespeare | 1 Comment

Books received – Bataille, Bousquet, Elders, Barney & Montag (eds.), de Ipola, Venn

Georges Bataille, Une Liberté Souveraine; Antoine Bousquet, The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone; Fons Elders, Reflexive Water; Richard Barney and Warren Montag (eds.), Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics and Literature on the Cusp of … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 20: Paris, some cautions and future work

It’s been steady progress in the last part of summer on the manuscript of The Early Foucault. I had a few days in Paris in mid-September, where I did my usual pattern of working in the Richelieu site of the Bibliothèque Nationale … Continue reading

Posted in Daniel Defert, Immanuel Kant, Jacques Derrida, Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Barry Hindess (1939-2018)

I have been hearing reports that Barry Hindess sadly died earlier this week. There is a brief notice in The Canberra Times. I only met him once, when I was at ANU for a term and we had lunch together. But … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 17: Canguilhem, Beinecke library and back to Foucault

I wrote the last update on this book over two months ago, just as I was finishing up an extended research visit to Paris. Since then I’ve mainly been focusing on the Canguilhem manuscript, which is inching toward a near … Continue reading

Posted in Canguilhem, Felix Guattari, Georges Canguilhem, Gilles Deleuze, Henri Lefebvre, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, Ludwig Binswanger, Michel Foucault, Shakespearean Territories, The Early Foucault, Travel, Uncategorized, William Shakespeare | 3 Comments

Louis Althusser, Écrits sur l’histoire – now out with PUF

Louis Althusser, Écrits sur l’histoire (1963-1985) – now out with PUF Quatrième volume de l’entreprise de publication systématique des livres et textes inédits de Louis Althusser, établie par G. M. Goshgarian sur la base des manuscrits du fonds Althusser recueilli à … Continue reading

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Viewpoint Magazine forum on The Crisis of Marxism – Althusser, Balibar, Poulantzas, Buci-Glucksmann, etc.

The Crisis of Marxism – Asad Haider and Patrick King in Viewpoint Magazine Crisis Theory | Asad Haider In 1977 Louis Althusser gave a famous speech in Venice on “the crisis of Marxism,” a thesis almost as scandalous as that of an epistemological … Continue reading

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Book censorship in Turkey including Althusser, Spinoza and Camus

Thanks to G.M. Goshgarian for bringing this to my attention – Books come under suspicion in post-coup Turkey. This obviously needs to be seen in the wider context of Turkish politics, but seems indicative of what is being reported about academics … Continue reading

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Books received – Lefebvre, Althusser, Connolly, Heron, the Ellen West case and Sword

The Turkish translation of Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis, which includes my introduction to the English edition; Althusser’s How to be a Marxist in Philosophy, William E. Connolly’s Facing the Planetary, Nicolas Heron’s Liturgical Power: Between Economic and Political Theology, a collection of … Continue reading

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