Louis Pierre Althusser (16 October 1918 – 22 October 1990) was a French Marxist philosopher. He was born in Algeria and studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he eventually became Professor of Philosophy.
Althusser was a longtime member—although sometimes a strong critic—of the French Communist Party. His arguments and thesis were set against the threats that he saw ... more »
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''Ideology has very little to do with "consciousness".... It is profoundly unconscious.''Louis Althusser (b. 1918), Algerian-born French Marxist philosopher. For Marx, ch. 7, sct. 4 (1965).