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  (May 2002)

    Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays consists of eight distinct essays. I have not, however, prepared them as separate files. Rather, your choices are limited to downloading each of the two parts (of roughly equal size) into which I have grouped the texts or you may download the larger single file containing the entire contents (483k). Below is the complete table of contents.

'Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon' first published in L'Unità, 1968 (© L'Unità 1968), this translation first published in New Left Review, 1971 (© New Left Review 1971); 'Lenin and Philosophy' first published by François Maspero, 1968 (© François Maspero 1968); 'Preface to Capital Volume One' first published by Garnier-Flammarion, 1969 (© Garnier-Flammarion 1969); 'Lenin before Hegel' from an unpublished typescript, 1969 (© Louis Althusser 1969); 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses' first published in La Pensée, 1970 (© La Pensée 1970); 'Freud and Lacan' first published in La Nouvelle Critique, 1964 (© La Nouvelle Critique 1964), this translation first published by New Left Review, 1969 (© New Left Review 1969); 'A Letter on Art in Reply to André Daspre' first published in La Nouvelle Critique, 1966 (© La Nouvelle Critique 1966); 'Cremonini, Painter of the Abstract' first published in Démocratie Nouvelle, 1966 (© Démocratie Nouvelle 1966).

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