Source: lenin and philosophy and other essays, monthly review press 1971 transcribed: by andy blunden on the reproduction of the conditions of production i must now expose more fully something which was briefly glimpsed in my analysis when i spoke of the necessity to renew the means of production if production is to be possible that was a. Lenin and philosophy and other essays book description: a rebel against the catholic tradition in which he was raised, althusser studied philosophy and later joined both the faculty of the ecole normal superieure and the french communist party in 1948.
The relations between lenin and philosophy are certainly expressed in philosophy, inside the 'game' which constitutes philosophy as philosophy, but these relations are not philosophical, because this 'game' is not philosophical. Other, every other, all the others of primary narcissistic identification, never able to take up the objectifying distance of the third vis-à-vis either the other or itself 2 the oedipal moment, in which a ternary structure emerges against the background of the dual structure, when the third (the father) intrudes on the imaginary.
Lenin and philosophy also contains althusser’s essay on lenin’s study of hegel “freud and lacan” his “letter on art,” and “cremonini, painter of the abstract” the book opens with a 1968 interview in which he discusses his personal, political and intellectual history. Lenin and philosophy and other essays by louis althusser in chm, doc, epub download e-book.
Lenin and philosophy and other essays lenin and philosophy written: february 1968 despite his mention of tendency struggles in philosophy in other words, lenin is not just a commentator of engels he has contributed something new and decisive in what is called the domain of marxist philosophy:. “today we are in a position to return to althusser’s work in a new way, and make a new assessment of it,” writes fredric jameson in his introduction to this new edition of louis althusser’s lenin and philosophy. Louis althusserlenin and philosophy and other essaystranslated from the french by ben brewstermonthly review press. Lenin and philosophy and other essays has 1,364 ratings and 35 reviews william said: i love this guy hard to think of any piece of writing thats influe. Created date: 6/24/2008 9:46:14 am.
Caveat, i'm only rating the essay on ideology in this book, which is also the most famous essay in the text i'll get to that in a moment although i read the preface, by fredric jameson, and an interview of althusser, and an essay on lenin, i skipped all the other essays. The religious apparatus by recalling in sermons and the other great ceremonies of birth, marriage and death, that man is only ashes, unless he loves his neighbour to the extent of turning the other cheek to whoever strikes first.
Lenin and philosophy and other essays (french: lénine et la philosophie) is one of the chief works of the marxist philosopher louis althusser first published in 1968, it was published in english translation in 1971. No figure among the western marxist theoreticians has loomed larger in the postwar period than louis althusser a rebel against the catholic tradition in which he was raised, althusser studied philosophy and later joined both the faculty of the ecole normal superieure and the french communist party in 1948 viewed as a structuralist marxist, althusser was as much admired for his independence.