By Gregory Elliott
Louis Althusser was once most likely probably the most advanced - and the main debatable - of the "maitres de penser" to emerge from the turbulent Parisian highbrow scene of the Nineteen Sixties. in the course of a protracted profession, Althusser accomplished vast status, notoriety and, eventually, effacement. but his paintings is still an incredible point in modern philosophy and cultural critique. This quantity, timed to coincide with the English-language ebook of Althusser's autobiography, "The destiny Lasts a protracted Time", assesses the significance and effect of "Althusserianism", either when it comes to, and past, the controversies of his political profession and the occasions of his own biography. one of many valuable goals of the e-book is to situate Althusser and his texts in the wider histories and cultures to which they belong, drawing on members from quite a lot of backgrounds and geographical destinations. hence E.J. Hobsbawm contextualizes Althusser's Marxism; Pierre Villar assesses Althusserian historiography; Paul Ricoeur probes Althusser's idea of ideology; Axel Honneth articulates his relation to the valuable rival colleges of Marxism within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies; Peter Dews examines his kin to the structuralist college; David Macey casts a sceptical eye over his alliance with Lacan; Francis Mulhern explores the variety of Anglophone "Althusserianism"; and Gregory Elliott responds to Althusser's research of his personal case heritage. The booklet concludes with a bibliography of Althusser's research of his personal case historical past.
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With Chalmers' Life of the Author (Edinburgh, 1869); H. , The Earlier Life and the Chief Earlier Works (London, 1889); G. A. , Romances and Narratives, 16 vols. (London, 1895); G. H. , The Works, 16 vols. (New York, 1903-1904); Novels and Selected Writings, 14 vols. ; R. , Selections from the Prose of Daniel Defoe (London, 1953); G. H. , Letters (Oxford, 1955); J. T. , Daniel Defoe (London-New York, 1965); M. F. , Selected Poetry and Prose of Daniel Defoe (New York, 1968); J. R. , Robinson Crusoe and Other Writings (Boston, 1968); L.
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R. , Selections from the Prose of Daniel Defoe (London, 1953); G. H. , Letters (Oxford, 1955); J. T. , Daniel Defoe (London-New York, 1965); M. F. , Selected Poetry and Prose of Daniel Defoe (New York, 1968); J. R. , Robinson Crusoe and Other Writings (Boston, 1968); L. A. , The Versatile Defoe: An Anthology of Uncollected Writings by Daniel Defoe (London, 1979). III. SEPARATE WORKS. The Meditations of Daniel Defoe [London, 1681), early verse, first printed in G. H. Healey, ed. , 1946); A New Discovery of an Old Intreague (London, 1691), verse; An Essay upon Projects (London, 1697), commentary, twelve essays on miscellaneous topics, mainly economic; An Enquiry into the Occasional Conformity of Dissenters in Cases of Preferment (London, 1697), pamphlet; The Poor Man's Plea (London, 1698), pamphlet; An Argument Shewing that a Standing Army, with Consent of Parliament, Is Not Inconsistent with a Free Government (London, 1698), pamphlet.