Concrete Critical Theory: Althusser's Marxism (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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Taking an analytic and historical approach, this work develops and defends Althusserian critical theory. This theory, it is argued, produces knowledge of how a particular class of people, in a particular time, in a particular place, is dominated, oppressed, or exploited. Moreover, without relying on a general notion of human emancipation, concrete critical theory can suggest political means for the alleviation of these conditions. Because it puts Althusser's ideas in dialogue with contemporary social science and philosophy, the book as a whole makes contributions to Althusser studies, to Anglo-American political philosophy, and to current debates in the philosophy of the social sciences.

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William S. Lewis is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Media and Film Studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He has published in political philosophy, American pragmatism and philosophy of the social sciences, including the book Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism (Lexington, 2005).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642597899
ISBN-10: 1642597899
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism