Philosophy of the Encounter Later Writings, 1978-1987
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Description: From Althusser's most prolific period, this book is destined to become a classic. In the late 1970s and 1980s, Louis Althusser endured a period of intense mental instability during which he murdered his wife and was committed to a psychiatric hospital. Spanning this deeply troubling period, this fourth and final volume of political and philosophical writings reveals Althusser wrestling in a creative and unorthodox fashion with a whole series of theoretical problems to produce some of his very finest work. In his profound exploration of questions of determinism and contingency, Althusser developed a "philosophy of the encounter," which he links to a hidden and subterranean tradition in the history of Western thought.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 6/17/2006
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Note on the French Texts|
|List of Abbreviations|
|Letter to Merab Mardashvili|
|Marx in his Limits|
|The Underground Current of the Materialism of the Encounter|
|Correspondence about 'Philosophy and Marxism'|
|Philosophy and Marxism|
|Portrait of the Materialist Philosopher|