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A vintage paintings of Marxist research, to be had unabridged for the 1st time

Originally released in 1965, Reading Capital is a landmark of French concept and radical thought, reconstructing Western Marxism from its foundations. Louis Althusser, the French Marxist thinker, maintained that Marx’s undertaking may well in basic terms be revived if its clinical and progressive novelty was once completely divested of all strains of humanism, idealism, Hegelianism and historicism. in an effort to whole 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 publication used to be born.

formerly in basic terms to be had in English in hugely abridged shape, this version, showing fifty years after its unique e-book in France, restores chapters by way of Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey and Jacques Rancière. It features a significant new creation by means of Étienne Balibar.

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