Rousseau’s State of Pure Nature
Althusser’s reading of Rousseau takes us to the very heart of questions on the management of our natural world in the age of the Anthropocene....
PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION
Louis Althusser was born in Algeria in 1918 and died in France in 1990. He taught philosophy for many years at the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris, and was a leading intellectual in the French Communist Party. His books include For Marx; Reading Capital (with Étienne Balibar); Essays on Ideology; Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx; Machiavelli and Us; and The Spectre of Hegel.