By Agon Hamza
Agon Hamza bargains an in-depth research of the most thesis of Louis Althusser’s philosophical firm along a transparent, attractive dissection of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s most crucial motion pictures. there's a philosophical, non secular, and political dating among Althusser’s philosophy and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s motion pictures. Hamza teases out the issues of touch, putting particular specialize in opinions of ideology, faith, ideological nation apparatuses, and the category fight. The dialogue, in spite of the fact that, doesn't deal with Althusser and Pasolini on my own. Hamza additionally attracts on Spinoza, Hegel, Marx, and Žižek to accomplish his learn. Pasolini’s motion pictures are a treasure-trove of Althusserian inspiration, and Hamza ably employs Althusserian phrases in his studying of the flicks. Althusser and Pasolini offers an artistic reconstruction of Althusserian philosophy, in addition to a singular exam of Pasolini’s movie from the viewpoint of the filmmaker’s personal concept and Althusser’s theses.
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The most appropriate answer to this is that he could not operate within a Spinozist horizon because he was a Christian. We shall come back to this in the next chapter. But, chapter 6 briefly and schematically explore the concept of causality as elaborated by Althusser. 256. Ibid. CHAPTER 5 Structural Causality According to many of Althusser’s students, structural causality was central during their period of Cahiers pour l’Analyse. Structural causality is Althusser’s most important endeavor to overcome Hegelian dialectics.
Pfeifer 2015. 10 It is interesting to note that his student Alain Badiou pursued the exactly opposite path: he abandoned historical materialism, while he is a dialectical materialist, or as he prefers to name it, materialist dialectic. 8 CHAPTER 4 Taking Sides: Hegel or Spinoza? Pierre Macherey’s arguably most important book is called Hegel or Spinoza. Its recent translation into English1 sparked yet another debate on the tension between Spinoza and Hegel. Due to the structure of this chapter, I will limit myself to presenting the main argument of this book: according to Macherey, Hegel was not fully capable of understanding Spinoza’s system, and at the same time, the latter serves as a critic avant la lettre of the former.
P. 34 “Althusserianism,” according to Thompson, “is Stalinism reduced to a paradigm of Theory. 11. 17. 30 Rancière 2011. 31 Ibid, p. xix. 32 Balibar 1991. 33 In this chapter, I will leave aside the infamous The Case of Althusser by John Lewis. 34 Elliott 2006, p. xvi. 374. 233. 29 CONTEXTUALIZATION 23 against advancements of a critique of Stalinism. ”37 Their early work was an attempt to celebrate Althusser’s thought, especially his insistence on science. It is no wonder their journals were called Theoretical Practice (1971–1973) and Economy and Society (1972–1974), even though they still import the Althusserian problematic into British academia.