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In A Philosophy for Communism: Rethinking Althusser Panagiotis Sotiris attempts a reading of the work of the French philosopher centered upon his deeply political conception of philosophy. Althusser’s endeavour is presented as a quest for a new practice of philosophy that would enable a new practice of politics for communism, in opposition to idealism and teleology. The central point is that in his trajectory from the crucial interventions of the 1960s to the texts on aleatory materialism, Althusser remained a communist in philosophy. This is based upon a reading of the tensions and dynamics running through Althusser’s work and his dialogue with other thinkers. Particular attention is paid to crucial texts by Althusser that remained unpublished until relatively recently.
In 2010 Greece entered a period of extreme austerity measures, but also of intense struggles and protests. Social and political crisis led to tectonic shifts in the political landscape and the rise to power of SYRIZA. However, despite the impressive expression of resistance in the 2015 referendum, the EU-IMF-ECB ‘Troika’ managed to impose the continuation of the same politics of austerity, privatisations, and neoliberal reforms.

This social and political sequence poses important theoretical and analytical questions regarding capitalist crisis, public debt, European integration, political crisis, the new forms of protest and social movements, and the rise of neo-fascist parties. It also brings forward all the open questions regarding radical left-wing strategy today. The contributions in this volume attempt from different perspectives to deal with some of these theoretical and strategic questions using the Greek experience as a case study.

Contributors include: George Economakis, Stavros Mavroudeas, Ioannis Zisimopoulos, Alexios Anastasiadis, Maria Markaki, George Androulakis, Despina Paraskeva-Veloudogianni, Eirini Gaitanou, Alexandros Chrysis, Euclid Tsakalotos, Spyros Sakellaropoulos, Panagiotis Sotiris, Giannis Kouzis, Yiorgos Vassalos, Christos Laskos, Angelos Kontogiannis-Mandros.

. Sakellaropoulos Spyros and Panagiotis Sotiris 2014, ‘Postcards from the Future: The Greek Debt Crisis, the Struggle against the EU - IMF Austerity Package and the Open Questions for Left Strategy’, Constellations , 21, 2: 262–73. Roggero, Gigi 2010, ‘Five Theses on the Common’, Rethinking Marxism 22:3, 357

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. Stenfors, N. Teles, and L. Vatikiotis. 2012, Crisis in the Eurozone , London: Verso. Psarras, Dimitris 2014, The Rise of the Neo-Nazi Party ‘Golden Dawn’ in Greece: Neo-Nazi Mobilization in the Wake of the Crisis , Brussels: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. Sakellaropoulos, Spyros and Panagiotis Sotiris 2014

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Multitude versus the Hegemony of the People , edited by Alexandros Kioupkolis and Giorgos Katsiambekis , London : Ashgate . Revelli , Marco 2017 , Populismo 2.0 , Turin : Einaudi . Sakellaropoulos , Spyros and Panagiotis Sotiris 2014 , ‘ Postcards from the Future: The

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-answers-from-top-epidemiologist-who-predicted-the-pandemic/ >. Papafotiou, Dimitris and Panagiotis Sotiris 2018, ‘Rethinking Transition: Bettelheim and Linhart on New Economic Policy and Transition’, paper presented at the 2018 London Historical Materialism Conference, available at: < https://www.academia.edu/37830780/Rethinking

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156920611X573789 Historical Materialism 19.2 (2011) 35–59 brill.nl/hima Beyond Simple Fidelity to the Event: The Limits of Alain Badiou’s Ontology Panagiotis Sotiris Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene psot

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challenge of rearticulating the philosophical, theoretical and political prerequisites of a renewed counter-hegemonic project of profound social change. And this is more necessary today than ever. Reviewed by Panagiotis Sotiris University of the Aegean psotiris@otenet.gr 37. Negri 1991. Review Articles

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. Today, a return to dialectics is more than necessary, for which Althusser’s theoretical adventure, even in its contradictions and failures, remains an indispensable theoretical reference. Reviewed by Panagiotis Sotiris Panteion University, Athens psotiris@otenet.gr References Althusser, Louis 1965, ‘Th

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Research in Critical Marxist Theory
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