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Lenin and philosophy

Louis Althusser

Lenin and philosophy

and other essays

by Louis Althusser

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Published by New Left Books in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, -- 1870-1924.,
  • Marx, Karl, -- 1818-1883.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLouis Althusser ; translated from the French by Ben Brewster.
    SeriesFrye annotated -- no. 1649
    ContributionsFrye, Northrop.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB4249.L384 A69
    The Physical Object
    Pagination229 p.;
    Number of Pages229
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19623169M
    ISBN 100902308890

    Our regiments, although completely exhausted, were beating off one attack after another by bayonet … Blood flowed unendingly, the ranks became thinner and thinner and thinner. In Russia, Tsar Nicholas II's government survived the Revolution by agreeing to the formation of a representative body called the "Duma," but the stresses brought on by Russia's involvement in World War I proved too great for the struggling autocracy. Leninism thus created the first modern totalitarian state. Those fighting on the side of the government were known as the "Reds. It led to a militant and incriminating ban on all expressions of faith and an attempt to destroy individual conscience and human inwardness.

    Lenin distributed propaganda, incited class warfare, provoked strikes, staged bank robberies, attacked police, and ordered assassinations. While still a teenager, Lenin was expelled from college for taking part in a political demonstration. The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy does not settle for one safe interpretation of the thought of this world-historic figure but rather revels in a clash of viewpoints. Turgenev was livid. In this, Leninism differed from traditional Marxismwhich predicted that material conditions would suffice to make workers conscious of the need for revolution. Lenin married Nadezhda Krupskaya on July 22,

    Although it was Lenin's clarity of vision that ultimately guided the Bolsheviks to power, his vision for the future of Russia and the USSR was less clear. No doubt the philosophy of Lenin as expressed in that book is infinitely superior, even from a strictly theoretical viewpoint, to those scattered crumbs from the systems of bygone counter-revolutionary philosophers and sociologists that have been formed into the semblance of a philosophical system of fascism by Mussolini, with the help of the former Hegelian philosopher, Gentile, and other intellectual aides-de-campe. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. All rights reserved. Lenin's greatest achievements were those attained in struggle -- such as in the Bolsheviks' bid for power in and their effort to preserve their authority during the civil war. Petersburg then the capital of Russia for his involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate Russian emperor Alexander III.


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Lenin and philosophy book

Lenin held the highest post in the Soviet government until his death inwhen Joseph Stalin assumed power. In the autumn ofthe authorities permitted him to return to Kazan but denied him readmission to the university. The kulak uprising in your five districts must be crushed without pity … You must make example of these people.

Notes 5. After his brother's death, the young Vladimir took up his revolutionary ways. World War I started in The policy signified a temporary retreat from Lenin's goal of transforming the Soviet economy into a fully communist one.

Widespread strikes and uprisings broke out in cities and rural areas, and by early mass unrest was threatening the stability of the Soviet government. We hardly replied.

He became a Marxist in January His mother was the daughter of a physician, while his father, though the son of a serf, became a schoolteacher and rose to the position of inspector of schools.

The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy

Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed. There does not exist, so far as we know, an equally masterly report of the main scientific contents of the work of Mach and Avenarius as is contained in the twenty-five pages devoted to their theories in this pamphlet.

Marx, in Althusser's view, was subject in his earlier writings to the ruling ideology of his day. Petersburg later renamed Leningrad State Universitywas hanged for conspiring with a revolutionary terrorist group that plotted to assassinate Emperor Alexander III. Six weeks later, a sister ship, the Preussen, set out on the same course.

In October the emperor issued his October Manifesto, in which he made a number of political concessions, including a commitment to establish a popularly elected legislative assembly called the Duma His utopian novel What Is to Be Done?

He was quite content, in those pre-Stalinist days, to leave the spiritual execution to the good and reliable party-worker whose article he annexed to his book.

It also had the unanticipated consequence of devastating food production, resulting in the horrendous national famine ofwhere an estimated 5 million died. A string of military defeats and the strains placed on society by the war made for a tense atmosphere in St.

He distinguished himself in Latin and Greek and seemed destined for the life of a classical scholar. In Lenin and his supporters organized a party conference in Prague.

He favored a collective leadership to succeed him and was particularly concerned about the political infighting that had come to divide the party leadership and the Soviet government.

Vladimir Lenin

Private property was abolished. In this book, Lenin argued that the world war was an inevitable outcome of Western capitalism and imperialism, whereby the capitalist states of Europe had come to rely upon aggressive foreign expansion in order to maintain economic profits.

If the conditions of Russia in its backward state of development did not lead to socialism naturally, then, after coming to power, the Bolsheviks would legislate socialism into existence and would exercise despotic control to break public resistance.

At this meeting, Lenin and his colleagues debated the issue of party organization and membership. Those fighting on the side of the government were known as the "Reds. Publish their names.But before we can really see how the relations between Lenin and philosophy reached this point, we must go back a little and, before discussing Lenin and philosophy in general, we have to establish Lenin's place in Marxist philosophy, and therefore to raise the question of the state of Marxist philosophy.

Jan 28,  · Lenin vs Stalin. Lenin and Stalin happen to be the most prominent and influential leaders of modern Soviet Union. While Stalin ruled for almost three decades and was the successor of Lenin, it was Lenin who remains the father figure and a creator of modern day communist USSR (which ended in.

Lenin and Philosophy also contains Althusser's essay on Lenin's study of Hegel; a major essay on the state, "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses," "Freud and Lacan: A letter on Art in Reply to André Daspre," and "Cremonini, Painter of the Abstract." The book opens with a interview in which Althusser discusses his personal.

Sep 20,  · First published in by a leader of the Council Communism movement, Anton Pannekoek's Lenin as Philospher offers a classic left-wing interpretation and critique of Lenin's philosophical accomplishment and its relationship to the development of Leninism as perhaps the dominant political theory of the twentieth sylvaindez.com by: 2.

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How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution

No figure among the western Marxist theoreticians has loomed larger in the postwar period than Louis Althusser. A rebel against the Catholic tradition in which he Free shipping over $/5(3). Jan 17,  · Vladimir Lenin, also called Vladimir Ilich Lenin, original name Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, (born April 10 [April 22, New Style],Simbirsk, Russia—died January 21,Gorki [later Gorki Leninskiye], near Moscow), founder of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), inspirer and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution (), and the architect.