Etienne Balibar's short book, The Philosophy of Marx, has rightly become the classic introduction to Marx's work since its first publication in English in 1994. Covering the entire range of Marx's writings, from his early philosophical writings to Capital and his later work, The Philosophy of Marx is not only a clear and concise guide to Marx but places his writing in its theoretical and historical context.
The new edition of The Philosophy of Marx is substantially updated, with a two substantial new essays which examine Marx's philosophy (one covering his Theses on Feuerbach, the second on Marx and politics), as well as a new introduction, reproduced below. In it, Balibar discusses the genesis of the book, his relationship to Althusser's philosophical reading of Marx, and the problems of a Marxist philosophy.
For this week only, and to celebrate the publication of the new and substantially updated edition of Etienne Balibar's now classic introductory text, we have 40% off our entire list of Karl Marx primers. To see the full list click here.
The conference runs from the 18th until the 22nd of January and includes talks from Étienne Balibar
, Maria Luisa Boccia, Bruno Bosteels
, Luciana Castellina
, Pierre Dardot
, Jodi Dean
, Dilar Dirik, Terry Eagleton
, Claire Fontaine, Katherine Gibson-Graham, Michael Hardt, Augusto Illuminati, Christian Laval
, Christian Marazzi, Giacomo Marramao
, Morgane Merteuil, Sandro Mezzadra, Antonio Negri,
Brett Nielson, Alexei Penzin, Jacques Rancière
, Trebor Scholz, Bhaskar Sunkara
, Enzo Traverso
, Mario Tronti, Marcel Van Der Linden, Yanis Varoufakis, Paolo Virno
, Wang Hui
, Slavoj Zizek
To check the full schedule click here.
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Summer's almost over now – but never fear, Verso has a treat to cheer you up!
All day Thursday and Friday (1st and 2nd September), every single one of our ebooks is 90% off
– meaning that you can download most of them for just £1/$1!We’re hoping that it might encourage you to try something that you haven't before, or just stock up on some new books to get you through the long autumn evenings.
If you believe the mainstream press, the spectre of Militant seems to be looming over the Labour Party once more. Tom Watson and a whole swathe of the Labour Right, not content with forcing their way into the dustbin of history with every botched job against Corbyn, are apparently turning into Britain's least organised historical reenactment society. Watson has confronted Corbyn with what he claims is proof of mass Trotskyist infiltration to the Labour Party—the news of which is probably most suprising to every Trotskyist in the country.
But, what if you've joined Labour and want to find out more about this trendy new doctrine that's taking hundreds of thousands of young left activists by storm? Well never fear, Verso Books have you catered for with our new Labour Party Entryist Starter Pack! Below you'll find all the books you'll need to be the hip young thing in your local CLP meetings.
On March 18th, 1871, the people of Paris rose up against the repressive Thiers government and defiantly hoisted the red glad from the roof of the Hotel de Ville. The Paris Commune, which lasted for 72 days before its brutal supression, is only the most famous of a long list of communes that have liberated spaces across the globe.
From its first flourishing in fourteenth century Florence to the thousands of communes springing up across Latin America, the commune has provided a vital spring of liberatory energy. To celebrate the publication of Gavin Bowd's The Last Communard
(which is 50% until Tuesday!), which charts the revolutionary upheavals in the century following the Paris Commune through the story of Communard Adrien Lejeune, we bring you a timeline of communes in history taken from ROAR Magazine
issue 1. ROAR
is available to purchase from here