A “Struggle Without End”: Althusser’s Interventions


Introduction: Althusser’s Theoretical Experiments | Patrick King

By read­ing his work as ani­mated by antag­o­nisms and coun­ter­vail­ing ten­den­cies – where fun­da­men­tal con­cepts are open to trans­la­tion into dif­fer­ent reg­is­ters – we can detect the nodal points of Althusser’s oeu­vre.

Althusser and the Young Marx | Pierre Macherey

The premises of a mate­ri­al­ist con­cept of knowl­edge, still to be elab­o­rated, can be read in the inter­stices of Althusser’s arti­cle on the Young Marx; they provide its secret drama, and doubtless con­sti­tute its most sig­nif­i­cant and sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion.

Philosophy and Revolution: An Interview With G.M. Goshgarian | G.M. Goshgarian

Althusser’s con­tri­bu­tion is to have shown that his­tor­i­cal mate­ri­al­ism, if it means to jus­tify its claim to be a sci­ence of his­tory, can only be the sci­ence of the always aleatory encoun­ter known as the class strug­gle.

Indication as Concept: Spinoza and Althusser | Eva Mancuso

By view­ing his the­o­ret­i­cal inter­ven­tions as indi­ca­tions, Althusser sig­nals that he under­stands them as moments of a larger process: a prac­tice of col­lec­tive research.

Listening to Reading Capital | William S. Lewis

Audio­tapes of Althusser’s 1964-65 sem­i­nar on Marx’s Cap­i­tal will allow for the most accu­rate geneal­ogy of one of the most impor­tant texts in 20th cen­tury Marx­ist phi­los­o­phy.

Why Should We Read Althusser (Again)? | Alex Demirovic

Just as Marx’s Cap­i­tal can be read in dif­fer­ent ways and its the­o­ries brought to bear on dif­fer­ent things, so too does Althusser’s Read­ing Cap­i­tal offer var­i­ous lessons.

Althusser and Workerism | Fabrizio Carlino and Andrea Cavazzini

We will only explore cer­tain rela­tions between Althusser and the philo­soph­i­cal for­mu­la­tions of work­erism — elab­o­rated by Mario Tronti and Anto­nio Negri — respec­tively and from the decid­edly lim­ited but nonethe­less reveal­ing point of view of the rela­tions between polit­i­cal prac­tice and the­o­ret­i­cal prac­tice.

Excerpt from “The Concept of Critique and the Critique of Political Economy” | Jacques Rancière

We are no longer deal­ing with an anthro­po­log­i­cal causal­ity referred to the act of a sub­jec­tiv­ity, but with a quite new causal­ity which we can call metonymic causal­ity.

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is a member of the editorial collective of Viewpoint and a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz.