By Simon Choat
Marx via Post-Structuralism offers a radical serious exam of the readings of Marx given by means of 4 post-structuralist thinkers, all key figures in Continental philosophy: Jean-François Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze. Arguing that either Marx and the post-structuralists search to provide a really materialist philosophy, the writer goals to enhance a greater knowing of either Marx and post-structuralism and in so doing to mirror at the percentages and difficulties for materialist philosophy extra commonly.
Against the typical assumption that post-structuralism starts off with a rejection of Marx, Choat argues that Marx has been a key effect on post-structuralist notion and that every of the 4 thinkers tested affirms Marx's modern importance. by way of taking a look at how those thinkers have learn Marx - analysing their direct reviews, unstated makes use of, and implicit criticisms - the ebook demonstrates that there's a designated and unique post-structuralist method of Marx that permits us to learn him in a brand new gentle.
Read or Download Marx Through Post-Structuralism: Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy) PDF
Similar philosophy books
Brad Inwood offers a range of his so much celebrated essays at the philosophy of Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and tragedian of the 1st century advert. together with brand-new items, and a precious creation to orient the reader, this quantity might be a vital advisor for somebody looking to comprehend Seneca's very important and wide-ranging inspiration.
What's What? may possibly it's that famous writer Mark Kurlansky has written a really brief, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking e-book fullyyt within the kind of questions? A publication that pulls on philosophy, faith, literature, policy-indeed, all of civilization-to ask what could be the twenty most vital questions in human heritage?
The writings of theologians Thierry of Chartres (d. 1157) and Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464) characterize a misplaced background of momentous encounters among Christianity and Pythagorean rules ahead of the Renaissance. Their strong Christian Neopythagoreanism reconceived the Trinity and the Incarnation in the framework of Greek quantity thought, difficult our modern assumptions concerning the relation of faith and glossy technology.
This selection of papers on matters within the idea of psychological illustration expresses a variety of contemporary reflections at the concept that C. D. extensive so aptly characterised within the name of his e-book brain and the area Order. an incredible impetus within the venture of organizing this paintings have been the discussions I had with Keith Lehrer whereas i used to be a traveling student within the division of Philosophy on the collage of Arizona.
- Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Representation, Volume 1 (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Schopenhauer)
- Realism and Nominalism Revisited (Aquinas Lectures 19)
- In Kant's Wake: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
- On Epictetus Handbook 27-53 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)
Additional info for Marx Through Post-Structuralism: Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)
This point is touched on by Montag, one of Althusser’s most astute commentators in recent years: he argues that in trying to present a concept of structure present only in its effects, making the diverse intelligible without reduction or unification, Althusser equivocates between two alternatives: between a rigid structural unity and coherence, and an aleatory and indeterminate disorder (Montag, 1998: 72–3). It is then possible to posit two Althussers: ‘the thinker of the formal orders of history’ and the ‘celebrant of difference and disorder’ (Montag, 2003: 14).
On the other hand, they bring in new elements – introducing Marx to Nietzsche, for example. But before I look in detail at what each post-structuralist does with Marx, I want to address criticisms of post-structuralism that have been made by Marxists. This will complete our survey of the contextual background. Marxists Against Post-Structuralism One might assume that all that needs to be said about Marxism and poststructuralism has been said, twenty years ago or more. Once post-structuralist thinkers became popularized and their ideas widely circulated, it did not take long for Marxists to offer comment.
The sympathy I had for the majority of the theses presented by Castoriadis, I found myself . . in the group which opposed Castoriadis’ (Lyotard, 1988c: 55, 59). Lyotard suggests that he was uncomfortable with the new theories because he already felt himself drifting away from Marxism, losing faith: the new theories had only displaced the classical contradictions of Marxism from the economic to the social sphere – they were ‘cleaning up Marxism, giving it new clothes’ (60) – while Lyotard was questioning Marxism at a more fundamental level, wondering if it was appropriate to see the world in terms of contradictions resolvable through socialist revolution.