First published in , Althusser, The Detour of Theory was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto. First published in , “Althusser, The Detour of Theory” was widely received as the fullest account of its subject to date. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto. Althusser: The Detour of Theory (review). Tom Lewis. Minnesota Review, Number 34/35, Spring/Fall (New Series), pp. (Review). Published by.

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Mirza Sultan-Galiev marked it as to-read Nov 18, For this second edition, Gregory Elliott has added a substantial postscript in which he surveys the posthumous edition of the French philosopher’s work published in the s, from the early writings of the s through to the late texts of the s, relating the unknown Althusser revealed by them to the familiar figure of “For Marx” and “Reading Capital,” together with a comprehensive bibliography of Althusser’s oeuvre.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Drawing on a wide range of hitherto untranslated material, it examined the political and intellectual contexts of Althusser’s ‘return to Marx’ in the mids; analysed the novel character of the Marxism developed in his major works; charted their author’s subsequent evolution, from his self-criticism to the proclamation of a ‘crisis of Marxism’; and concluded with a balance-sheet of Althusser’s contribution to historical materialism.

Return to Book Page. Basically his defense of Althusser felt a little forced… Elliott theorry spends ample detail explaining why Althusser was so averse alfhusser humanist readings of Marx; the ones I’m partial to. Forged from a partnership between thwory university press and a library, Detoyr MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


Charlie Burton rated it really liked it Jun 21, Thus I imagine Fussell’s ending to War and Cinema to be: S marked it as to-read Oct 23, No keywords specified fix it. Again, in the end, Althusser’s overall project was a failure, but like Rawls, one can’t write a paper on Marxism or in Rawls’s case Liberalismwithout having to cite the territory erroneously covered by either thinker.

Brill- Political Science – pages. Alexander Reznik rated it liked it Jul 10, View freely available titles: Panagiotis Sotiris – – Historical Materialism 22 Elle rated it really liked it Apr 08, Geraldine Finn – – Humanities Press. The Merciless Laboratory of History No trivia or quizzes yet. Benjamin Kindler rated it really liked it May 16, It’s not only a clever mission statement, however; Elliott delivers in full, and this book is absolutely deserving of tje reputation among Althusser scholars for whom The Detour of Theory is considered the definitive work on its subject.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Account Options Sign in. Request removal from index. Bhaskar Sunkara marked it as to-read Feb 20, Also, why Althusser wanted to purge Hegel from all things Marxism. William Hebblewhite rated it really liked it Feb 20, Luke Ferretter – – Routledge.

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Elliott writes that his goal in the book is “to explain, not excuse, Althusser. Aysel Araz rated it really liked it Mar 29, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

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