Politics and Philosophy
Niccolò Machiavelli and Louis Althusser's Aleatory Materialism
Seeking to challenge the prevailing views on Althusser through examining his interpretation of Machiavelli, Lahtinen argues that existing scholarship has approached this topic solely from a philosophical perspective, excluding politics altogether. The main argument is that, for Althusser, it was essential to reflect on how a conjunctural understanding of history could offer a theoretical starting point for political strategy.
Part of the Historical Materialism Book Series.