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Louis Althusser


Essays in
Self-Criticism


 Translated by Grahame Lock

 

 

Réponse à John Lewis was published by François Maspero, 1973
© Louis Althusser, 1973

Eléments d'Autocritique was published by Librairie Hachette, 1974
© Louis Althusser, 1974

Est-Il Simple d'Etre Marxiste en Philosophie? was published in
La Pensée, October 1975
© Louis Althusser, 1975

This edition, Essays in Self-Criticism, first published 1976
© NLB, 1976
 


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo,
djr@marx2mao.org (July 2003)

    The following collection of Essays in Self-Criticism is available in both a single file containing the entire text (553k) or in two smaller files. An index from the text is also included, although the subject headings and page references in the index are NOT linked to the various sections of the text. Still, it should prove useful once you have downloaded and saved all sections of the book (in one folder) on your hard drive. You will need to use two browsers (or two windows of the same browser) at the same time: one for viewing the text, and the other for viewing the index. Using the browser's "Find..." command, key words from the index can be entered, or, you can go to specific page references by entering "page x" (where "x" is a number -- there must be a space between the word "page" and the number). Below is the complete table of contents.



Contents




 
 

[ Part 1 -- 255k]
 

Preface
 

vii

Introduction

 

1

 

1. Reply to John Lewis
 

33

[Forward]
 

[34]
 

Reply to John Lewis

35

Note on "The Critique of the Personality Cult"

78

Remark on the Category: "Process without a
Subject or Goal(s)

 


94

 

[ Part 2 -- 305k]
 

2. Elements of Self-Criticism
 

101
 

[Forward]
 

[102]
 

Elements of Self-Criticism

105

On the Evolution of the Young Marx

 

151

 

3. Is it Simple to be a Marxist in Philosophy?
 

163
 

"Something New"

 

208

 

Bibliography
 

217
 

Index

222

 





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