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Continental Marxist Thought

The Bloomsbury Companion to Continental Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...A discussion of the place of Marxism in continental philosophy has to run along at least two major paths, which are not exactly axes, but which instead connect at various points. The first of these paths has to do with a historical irony...

A Discourse in Its Place

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Althusser's Lesson

Bloomsbury, 2017

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...The great ambition of Althusser’s project was to think Marx in his historical context to allow us to implement Marxism in ours. He wanted to rediscover, against the keepers of the doctrine, the singularity that could make the letter...

Althusser, Louis (1918–90)

Agon Hamza

Agon Hamza is with the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Ljubljana, Slovenia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biographical Entry

...Louis Pierre Althusser was born on October 16, 1918, in Birmandreis, Algeria. His father was a high-ranking official in the French Army. After his service, in 1930 he returned to France, to the city of Marseille, and in 1936 he moved his...

A Lesson in Self-Criticism: Class Struggle Rages in Theory

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Althusser's Lesson

Bloomsbury, 2017

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...And so, towards the end of 1967 and the beginning of 1968, Althusserian philosophy began its rectification. Philosophy had to be partisan, it declared. The times were uncertain, though, and it opted for the surest side, that of matter...

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Non-Philosophy

Jonathan Fardy

Jonathan Fardy is Assistant Professor of Art History at Idaho State University. His research specialisms are the history of photography, nineteenth-century visual culture, critical theory and art criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laruelle and Art : The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter further explores the matrixial mechanics of Laruelle’s work. We will examine in more depth how Laruelle matrices the “languages” of photography, philosophy, and especially quantum physics, in order to derive and develop...

A Lesson in Politics: Philosophers Did Not Become Kings

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Althusser's Lesson

Bloomsbury, 2017

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...From Jacques Rancière: ‘My “citation” is in fact a summary; as often happens with very famous passages, that is how they circulate, and how we hear and remember them.’ Readers can find the full passage in the Republic (499ab). –...

A Lesson in History: The Damages of Humanism

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Althusser's Lesson

Bloomsbury, 2017

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...It is possible: we produce, we sell, we pay our ourselves.Philosophy ventures into new territory with the Reply to John Lewis. Class struggle in theory no longer limits itself to closing the windows that let the wind of idealism penetrate...

Discourse and Ideology in Post-Rationalist Thought: Althusser, Badiou, Lacan, Milner

Tom Eyers

Tom Eyers is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University. He is the author of Lacan and the Concept of the Real (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-Rationalism : Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...If it was often the problem of the subject in its disjunctive relation to structure that motivated much of the theoretical work of the Cahiers, it is important to recognize that, underlying this question and to some degree exceeding it,...

For a Critique of Philosophy

Joseph J. Tanke

Joseph J. Tanke is based at the University of Hawaii. He has published and lectured extensively on issues in Continental philosophy, with a special emphasis on aesthetics and politics, as well as the works of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Rancière. Professor Tanke was recently named to the editorial board of Philosophy and Social Criticism, and his essays are currently being translated into two other languages. In addition to having studied philosophy in both the United States and Europe, Joseph holds a degree in art history and has worked for several art institutions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jacques Rancière: An Introduction

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction Can philosophy enter into meaningful dialogue with the arts and political practice or is it irredeemably marred by the space and time of its production? Does its historical and institutional positioning put it at odds...

A Lesson in Orthodoxy: M-L Teaches John Lewis That It Is the Masses Which Make History

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Althusser's Lesson

Bloomsbury, 2017

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...From 1962 to 1982, Georges Séguy was Secretary General of the CGT, a trade union entirely subservient to the PCF. – Note supplied by the author.There was once a puzzled journalist, who could not understand why his desperate search...