[OPE-L:4070] Althusser query

Gerald Lev (glevy@pratt.edu)
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 20:13:32 -0800 (PST)

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On another list someone claimed that Louis Althusser admitted in his
autobiography that he hadn't completely read _Capital_ at the time that he
taught a course on that subject and when he co-authored _Reading Capital_.
It was further claimed that he said that he eventually finished reading
all of VI, but never read the whole of VII and VIII.

I haven't read Althusser's autobiography so I wonder: how much of the
above is true?

Can anyone remember any other instances of people teaching and writing
about _Capital_ without having read it?

In solidarity, Jerry