[Marxism] NEW FROM VERSO: CONCEPT AND FORM VOL. I & II

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NEW TITLE:

CONCEPT AND FORM, VOL I & II

Peter Hallward and Knox Peden

Published: January 2013

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CONCEPT AND FORM is a two-volume monument to the work of the philosophy journal the CAHIERS POUR L’ANALYSE (1966–69), the most ambitious and radical collective project to emerge from French structuralism. Inspired by their teachers Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan, the editors of the CAHIERS sought to sever philosophy from the interpretation of given meanings or experiences, focusing instead on the mechanisms that structure specific configurations of discourse, from the psychological and ideological to the literary, scientific, and political. Adequate analysis of the operations at work in these configurations, they argue, helps prepare the way for their revolutionary transformation.

The first volume comprises English translations of some of the most important theoretical texts published in the journal, written by thinkers who would soon be counted among the most inventive and influential of their generation: Alain Badiou, Yves Duroux, Alain Grosrichard, Serge Leclaire, Jacques-Alain Miller, Jean-Claude Milner, and François Regnault.

This second volume collects newly commissioned essays on the journal, together with recent interviews with people who were either members of its editorial board or associated with its broader theoretical project. It aims to help reconstruct the intellectual context of the CAHIERS, and to assess its contemporary theoretical legacy. Prefaced by an overview of the project’s rigorous investment in science and conceptual analysis, the volume considers in particular the Cahiers’ distinctive effort to link the apparently incommensurable categories of ‘structure’ and ‘subject’, so as to prepare for a new synthesis of Marxism and psychoanalysis.

Both books are available individually or together as a series at a reduced cost.

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Contributors include Alain Badiou, Étienne Balibar, Edward Baring, Jacques Bouveresse, Yves Duroux, Alain Grosrichard, Peter Hallward, Adrian Johnston, Patrice Maniglier, Tracy McNulty, Jean-Claude Milner, Knox Peden, Jacques Rancière, François Regnault, and Slavoj Žižek.

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ISBN: 9781844678990 (series) / 9781844678723 (volume 1) / 9781844678730 (volume 2)
EACH:$29.95 / £19.99 / $31.50CAN
SERIES: $45 / £30 / $31.50CAN
PAPERBACK / 272 pages (Vol. I) 302 pages (Vol. II)


For more information about CONCEPT AND FORM, or to buy the book visit:
http://www.versobooks.com/series_collections/35-concept-and-form

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