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A vintage paintings of Marxist research, on hand unabridged for the 1st time

Originally released in 1965, Reading Capital is a landmark of French suggestion and radical idea, reconstructing Western Marxism from its foundations. Louis Althusser, the French Marxist thinker, maintained that Marx’s undertaking may well basically be revived if its medical and innovative novelty was once completely divested of all strains of humanism, idealism, Hegelianism and historicism. on the way to entire this serious rereading, Althusser and his scholars on the École normale supérieure ran a seminar on Capital, re-examining its arguments, strengths and weaknesses intimately, and it was once out of these discussions that this ebook used to be born.

formerly simply to be had in English in hugely abridged shape, this version, showing fifty years after its unique booklet in France, restores chapters via Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey and Jacques Rancière. It contains a significant new advent through Étienne Balibar.

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