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New Left Review I/64, November-December 1970

Louis Althusser

Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon


Can you tell us a little about your personal history? What brought you to Marxist philosophy?

In 1948, when I was 30, I became a teacher of philosophy and joined the PCF. Philosophy was an interest; I was trying to make it my profession. Politics was a passion; I was trying to become a Communist militant.

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