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The Resource How to be a Marxist in philosophy, by Louis Althusser ; translated and edited by G.M. Goshgarian

How to be a Marxist in philosophy, by Louis Althusser ; translated and edited by G.M. Goshgarian

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How to be a Marxist in philosophy
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How to be a Marxist in philosophy
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by Louis Althusser ; translated and edited by G.M. Goshgarian
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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In How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy one of the most famous Marxist philosophers of the 20th century shares his concept of what it means to function fruitfully as a political thinker within the discipline and environs of philosophy. This is the first English translation to Althusser's provocative and, often, controversial guide to being a true Marxist philosopher. Althusser argues that philosophy needs Marxism. It can't exist fully without it. Similarly, Marxism requires the rigour and structures of philosophy to give it form and focus. He calls all thinking people to, 'Remember: a philosopher is a man who fights in theory, and when he understands the reasons for this fight, he joined the ranks of the struggle of workers and popular classes.' In short, this book comprises Althusser's elucidation of what praxis means and why it continues to matter. With a superb introduction from translator and Althusser archivist G.M. Goshgarian, this is a book that will re-inspire contemporary Marxist thought and reinvigorate our notions of what political activism can be. --
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1918-1990,
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Althusser, Louis
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Goshgarian, G. M.
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  • Althusser, Louis
  • Philosophy, Marxist
  • Semantics (Philosophy)
  • Dialectical materialism
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How to be a Marxist in philosophy, by Louis Althusser ; translated and edited by G.M. Goshgarian
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-176) and index
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text
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txt
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ocn948336185
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20 cm
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xxix, 188 pages
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9781474280532
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)948336185
Label
How to be a Marxist in philosophy, by Louis Althusser ; translated and edited by G.M. Goshgarian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn948336185
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxix, 188 pages
Isbn
9781474280532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948336185

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