Philosophy of the Encounter : Later Writing, 1978-1987 Paperback / softback
Edited by Francois Matheron
In the late 1970s and 1980s, Louis Althusser endured a period of intense mental instability during which he murdered his wife and was committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Spanning this deeply troubling period, this fourth and final volume of political and philosophical writings reveals Althusser wrestling in a creative and unorthodox fashion with a whole series of theoretical problems to produce some of his very finest work.
In his profound exploration of questions of determinism and contingency, Althusser developed a "philosophy of the encounter," which he links to a hidden and subterranean tradition in the history of Western thought which stretches from Epicurus through Spinoza and Machiavelli to Marx, Derrida and Heidegger.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 350 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Publication Date: 19/05/2006
- Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781844675531