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Reading Capital
by Louis Althusser and Etienne Balibar Translated by Ben Brewster
Part of the Radical Thinkers series
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384 pages / June 2009 / 9781844673476
A landmark of French thought, reconstructing Western Marxism from its foundations.
Establishing a rigorous program of "symptomatic reading" that cuts through the silences and lacunae of Capital to reveal its philosophical core, Louis Althusser interprets Marx's structural analysis of production as a revolutionary break—the basis of a completely new science. Building on a series of Althussers's conceptual innovations that includes "overdetermination" and "social formation," Etienne Balibar explores the historical and structural facets of production as Marx understood them, scrutinizing many of the most fundamental points in Capital, as though for the first time.

***please note this is an abridged version of the 2016 publication Reading Capital: The Complete Edition

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