Louis Althusser

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Birthday
16, 1918
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Oct 22, 1990 (72)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1918
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Oct 22, 1990 (72)

About

French Marxist philosopher who developed ideas such as overdetermination and the epistemological break.

Before Fame

He studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He spent time in a German prisoner of war camp for much of World War II.

Trivia

He wrote two autobiographies.

Family Life

He married Helene Rytman in 1946, whom he strangled during one of his fits of mental illness that he struggled with his entire life.

Associated With

He was influenced by Karl Marx.