Get this from a library! El porvenir es largo: Los hechos. [Louis Althusser; Marta Pessarrodona; Carles Urritz]. vendido Estado: usado. Editorial: Destino. Traducción: Olivier Corpet y Yann Moulier Boutang. Precio: $ El 16 de noviembre de On November 16, , Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered that he had strangled her. The world-renowned French philosopher was.

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I am referring to myse “I also experienced extreme anguish and repulsion at the idea that someone wanted to ‘get their hands on me’.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

I think that my experience with psychiatry and i The class on Althusser was being offered my first semester of graduate school. Paperbackpages.

The Future Lasts Forever: It’s bound to offend some as a “justification” for what he’s done, but Althusser himself knew this. Althusser became one of the most respected and interesting philosophers of Marxism in France during the ‘s and 60’s, which is no small accomplishment considering the fact that practically every intellectual was writing about Marx at the same time.

He maintains that the killing of his wife was the manifestation of a kind of “suicide via a third party,” if you will. By this stage of his book he is discussing his philosophy.

I cannot turn away from his story. Frank Dimarco rated it really liked it Jul 01, In all honesty, I find his work to be of rather mixed value. The post murder, LA describes the problems associated with being found incompetent to stand trial and long term institutionalization.


One senses the succor of intellectual labor for the author. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Many of the details I have to ignore – such as many references to names and publications around the Paris events – but the general thrust of his relationship with Marxism and theory is In the philosopher strangled his wife.

So one is left in a strange position. Better than Sartre, anyway. The last section of “Future” comes to the conclusion that Helene’s death cannot be understood as the result of any one fact, be it objective or psychological, but was rather the overdetermined result of a web of contingent factors.

Written four years after the murder of his wife, Althusser goes on altuusser reflect on the factors that led to him doing it, though he encourage readers to “judge the results for themselves” since he writes the book for his own use, since he realized he was damned either way as a criminal or a paranoid schizophrenic.

And, some say, the French government is soft on intellectuals.

Written four years after the murder of his wife, Althusser goes on to reflect on the factors that led to him doing it, though he encourage readers to “judge the results for themsel “So, despite its dramas, poevenir can still be beautiful.

After a lifetime of mental illness, he was found unfit to plead and sent once more to an asylum.

Katrinka rated it liked it Mar 04, Will rated it liked it Aug 07, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Why should we listen to a Freudian, when he admitted Freud was largely impenetrable to him? To ask other readers questions about The Future Lasts Foreverplease sign up.


Should we listen to the madman who killed his wife, exaggerated his philosophical knowledge, suffered from dementia preacox and held shaky positions?

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At present, Althusser’s philosophy as a whole is undergoing a critical reevaluation by scholars who have benefited from the anthologization of hard-to-find and previously unpublished texts and who have begun to engage with the great mass of writings that remain in his archives.

Fatih rated it it was ok Feb 02, His memoir is the essence of despair and guilt–and simply masterful storytelling.

What I feared above all was scheming women As he writes in the latter work, “hallucinations are facts” for those who experience them. Because LA wrote largoo memoir in that is also included with the one he wrote after he murdered his wife, both narratives can be compared. This is a great memoir. In the philosopher strangled his wife.

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