Louis Althusser

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[Revised entry by William Lewis on August 22, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Louis Pierre Althusser (1918 – 1990) was one of the most influential Marxist philosophers of the 20th Century. As they seemed to offer a renewal of Marxist thought as well as to render Marxism philosophically respectable, the claims he advanced in the 1960s about Marxist philosophy were discussed and debated worldwide. Due to apparent reversals in his theoretical positions, to the ill-fated facts of his life, and to the historical fortunes of Marxism in the late twentieth century, this intense interest in…

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