Philosophy for Non-Philosophers represents Althusser's late engagement with the popularization, interrogation and dissemination of the possibilities of philosophical thinking, specifically in relation to the possibility of a philosophical and political practice.
Acknowledgments Introduction by Warren Montag Note on the text by G.M. Goshgarian Philosophy for Non-Philosophers
1. What Non-philosophers Say
2. Philosophy and Religion The Big Detour
4. Technical Abstraction and Scientific Abstraction
5. Philosophical Abstraction
6. The Myth of the State of Nature
7. What is Practice?
8. The Practice of Production
9. Scientific Practice and Idealism
10. Scientific Practice and Materialism
11. Ideological Practice
12. The Ideological State Apparatuses
13. Political Practice
14. Psychoanalytic Practice
15. Artistic Practice
16. Philosophical Practice
17. Dominant Ideology and Philosophy
18. Philosophy as Theoretical Laboratory
19. Ideology and Philosophy
20. Philosophy and the Science of Class Struggle
21. A New Practice of Philosophy
22. The Dialectic: Laws or Theses? Notes Index
Louis Althusser was a prominent French philosopher of the late twentieth century. His works include seminal writings on Marx, and the relation between post-war Marxist thought and other emerging discourses across the humanities (namely, structuralism). His works include, For Marx and Reading Capital. G. M. Goshgarian translates fiction and philosophy from French, German and Armenian into English. He is the editor and translator of several volumes of Althusser's work, including How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2017).