Reading Capital

Reading Capital

by Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar
     
 

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Seeking to cleanse Marx of all Hegelian impurities and recast his thought on a rigorously scientific basis, in this work Althusser and one of his most brilliant students and colleagues, Etienne Balibar, subjected Marx's method in Capital, his critique of classical political economy and the fundamental terms of historical materialism, to searching textual analysis and… See more details below

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Seeking to cleanse Marx of all Hegelian impurities and recast his thought on a rigorously scientific basis, in this work Althusser and one of his most brilliant students and colleagues, Etienne Balibar, subjected Marx's method in Capital, his critique of classical political economy and the fundamental terms of historical materialism, to searching textual analysis and challenging conceptual reconstruction. Inaugurating a new way of reading Marx that was to prove both intensely stimulating and capable of generating fierce controversy, Reading Capital is a work that cannot be bypassed by anyone interested in Marxism, and in theory more generally, in this century.

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Times Literary Supplement
One reads his passionate study with attention, even excitement.— Eric Hobsbawn
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“One reads his passionate study with attention, even excitement.”
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“One reads his passionate study with attention, even excitement.”—Eric Hobsbawn, Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859841648
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Classics Ser.
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.01(d)

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