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Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales

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STEIMBERG, Rodrigo. Althusser and the Absolute Beginning. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2019, vol.64, n.236, pp.311-331. ISSN 0185-1918.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/fcpys.2448492xe.2019.236.63017.

This paper contributes to the debate on the Althusserian concept of void, as presented in The Underground Current of the Materialism of the Encounter. Based on both the textual criticism of Althusser’s later writings and the specialized literature, we resume Hegel’s proposal regarding the dialectics of the beginning, where philosophies dealing with the pure void as the condition for movement -and, thus, transformation- are criticized. In this sense, we conclude that Althusser’s objections to the Hegelian dialectic are already answered in Hegel’s philosophy, thus restoring its fertility to regard the transformation of social structures as the result of their internal contradictions.

Keywords : Althusser; Hegel; void; encounter; beginning.

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