The New Materialism: Althusser, Badiou, and Žižek

2015.12.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Geoff Pfeifer, The New Materialism: Althusser, Badiou, and Žižek, Routledge, 2015, 140pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.12.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Geoff Pfeifer, The New Materialism: Althusser, Badiou, and Žižek, Routledge, 2015, 140pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138812086. Reviewed by Knox Peden, Australian National University The last decade has seen renewed interest in Althusser. For years, many presumed his structuralist approach to Marx had been eclipsed by the shift to poststructuralism in the Anglophone reception of French thought. But eclipses are transient by definition, and with the recent upsurge of interest in Marxism it stands to reason that Althusser's work should receive another hearing. The outpour of previously unpublished texts from his posthumous corpus has also shed new light on his canonical efforts of the 1960s and 70s. Arguably most important has been the interest garnered by contemporary philosophers who are explicit about acknowledging their debt to the Althusserian project. Here the main figures are Alain Badiou and Slavoj. . .

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