Etienne Balibar is best known as a Marxist philosopher and political theorist focused on historical materialism, critical
theory, ethics, and political philosophy. As a student of Louis Althusser at the École Normale Supérieure from 1960 to 1965,
Balibar contributed to Althusser's collective theoretical work
Reading Capital(1965). Major books written by Balibar include
Spinoza and Politics (1985),
Race, Nation, Class(with Immanuel Wallerstein, 1991),
The Philosophy of Marx (1993),
Politics and the Other Scene (2002), and
We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (2004).
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