Think Again

Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy

Author: Peter Hallward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826459077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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Alain Badiou's work has been described as "the event of contemporary philosophy" (Slavoj Zizek) and Badiou himself as "the most important, powerful and unsettling philosophical voice to have emerged from the Continent in recent years" (Simon Critchley). Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying these assessments.

Badiou and the Philosophers

Interrogating 1960s French Philosophy

Author: N.A

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441199888

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Between 1965 and 1968, the celebrated French philosopher Alain Badiou hosted a televised series in which he interviewed some of the most influential contemporary philosophers of the period, including Michel Foucault, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Henry and Michel Serres. This book presents the first English-language translation of those interviews. Although Badiou had yet to publish the books that would go on to mark him out as the leading thinker of his generation (Being and Event and Logics of Worlds), his unique approach and highly original ideas are present in each discussion and the interviews present his philosophical origins in a lively and engaging context. More importantly these highly accessible and entertaining interviews provide a snapshot of French philosophy in the 1960s, setting the scene for the very public and political context of philosophy in the period immediately preceding the events of May '68, where philosophy played a crucial role. The book includes a new essay by Badiou in which he reflects on the project 30 years on.

Philosophy and the Event

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745653945

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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This concise and accessible book is the perfect introduction toBadiou’s thought. Responding to Tarby’squestions, Badiou takes us on a journey that interrogates andexplores the four conditions of philosophy: politics, love, art andscience. In all these domains, events occur that bring to lightpossibilities that were invisible or even unthinkable; they proposesomething to us. Everything then depends on how thepossibility opened up by the event is grasped, elaborated andembedded in the world – this is what Badiou calls a‘truth procedure’. The event creates apossibility but there then has to be an effort – a groupeffort in the case of politics, an individual effort in the case oflove or art – for this possibility to become real andinscribed in the world. As he explains his thinking on politics, love, art and science,Badiou takes stock of his major works, reflects on their centralthemes and arguments and looks forward to the questions he plans toaddress in his future writings. The book concludes with ashort introduction to Badiou’s philosophy by Fabien Tarby. For anyone wishing to understand the work of one of the most widelyread and influential philosophers writing today, this small bookwill be an indispensable guide.

Badiou and theology

Author: Frederiek Depoortere

Publisher: T&T Clark Int'l

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Depoortere traces the links between French philosopher Alain Badiou and Pauline theology in the face of Nietzsche's proclamation of the death of God.

Philosophy in the Present

Author: Alain Badiou,Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745640974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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Two controversial thinkers discuss a timeless but nonetheless urgent question: should philosophy interfere in the world? Nothing less than philosophy is at stake because, according to Badiou, philosophy is nothing but interference and commitment and will not be restrained by academic discipline. Philosophy is strange and new, and yet speaks in the name of all - as Badiou shows with his theory of universality. Similarly, Zizek believes that the philosopher must intervene, contrary to all expectations, in the key issues of the time. He can offer no direction, but this only shows that the question has been posed incorrectly: it is valid to change the terms of the debate and settle on philosophy as abnormality and excess. At once an invitation to philosophy and an introduction to the thinking of two of the most topical and controversial philosophers writing today, this concise volume will be of great interest to students and general readers alike.

Badiou and Politics

Author: Bruno Bosteels

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822350769

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

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DIVExamines the political thinking of French philosopher of Alain Badiou, whose theories of ontology and mathematics have set him apart from many of his post-structuralist contemporaries./div

Alain Badiou

Philosophy and Its Conditions

Author: Gabriel Riera

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.

Badiou and His Interlocutors

Lectures, Interviews and Responses

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350026646

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This is a unique collection presenting work by Alain Badiou and commentaries on his philosophical theories. It includes three lectures by Badiou, on contemporary politics, the infinite, cinema and theatre and two extensive interviews with Badiou – one concerning the state of the contemporary situation and one wide ranging interview on all facets of his work and engagements. It also includes six interventions on aspects of Badiou's work by established scholars in the field, addressing his concept of history, Lacan, Cinema, poetry, and feminism; and four original essays by young and established scholars in Australia and New Zealand addressing the key concerns of Badiou's 2015 visit to the Antipodal region and the work he presented there. With new material by Badiou previously unpublished in English this volume is a valuable overview of his recent thinking. Critical responses by distinguished and gifted Badiou scholars writing outside of the European context make this text essential reading for anyone interested in the development and contemporary reception of Badiou's thought.

Badiou and Philosophy

Author: Sean Bowden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This collection of thirteen essays engages directly with the work of Alain Badiou, focusing specifically on the philosophical content of his work and the various connections he established with both his contemporaries and his philosophical heritage.

Being and Event

Author: Alain Badiou,Oliver Feltham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082649529X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 526

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A translation of one of the single most important works of recent French philosophy, Badiou's magnum opus, and a must-have for his growing following and anyone interested in contemporary Continental thought.

Heidegger

His Life and His Philosophy

Author: Alain Badiou,Barbara Cassin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231542240

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Martin Heidegger was an ordinary Nazi and a loyal member of the provincial petty bourgeoisie. He was also a seminal thinker of the Continental tradition and one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. How are we to make sense of this dual life? Should we factor Heidegger's domestic and political associations into our understanding of his thought, or should we treat his intellectual work independently of his abhorrent politics? How does any thinker reconcile the mundane with the ideal or the pursuit of philosophical inquiry with the demands of civic engagement? In Heidegger, Alain Badiou and Barbara Cassin immerse themselves in the philosopher's correspondence with his wife Elfride to answer these questions as they relate to Heidegger and all thinkers vulnerable to the politics of their times. They focus on Heidegger's tormented relationship with his wife, with Hannah Arendt, and with numerous other women, bringing an unusual level of intimacy to his personal and intellectual worlds.

Badiou and Derrida

Politics, Events and their Time

Author: Antonio Calcagno

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441158952

Category: Philosophy

Page: 146

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This exciting new book makes a major contribution to Continental philosophy, bringing together for the first time the crucial work on politics by two giants of contemporary French philosophy, Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou. Derrida has long been recognised as one of the most influential and indeed controversial thinkers in contemporary philosophy and Badiou is fast emerging as a central figure in French thought, as well as in Anglo-American philosophy - his magnum opus, Being and Event, and its long-awaited sequel, Logics of Worlds, have confirmed his position as one of the most significant thinkers working in philosophy today. Both philosophers have devoted a substantial amount of their oeuvre to politics and the question of the nature of the political. Here Antonio Calcagno shows how the political views of these two major thinkers diverge and converge, thus providing a comprehensive exposition of their respective political systems. Both Badiou and Derrida give the event a central role in structuring politics and political thinking and Calcagno advances a theory about the relationship between political events and time that can account for both political undecidability and decidability. This book navigates some very intriguing developments in Continental thought and offers a clear and fascinating account of the political theories of two major contemporary thinkers.

Philosophy for Militants (Pocket Communism)

Author: Alain Badiou,Bruno Bosteels

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

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This concise, accessible volume captures the relationship between politics and philosophy as it is conceived Alain Badiou's work. Harking back to his mentor Louis Althusser, Badiou explains how politics conditions philosophy, while suggesting that philosophy itself may be needed to clarify the truths produced within the political condition. Badiou also offers an intriguing take on what he calls the four major “ensembles” of French and, more broadly, Western society today, in which new emancipatory forms of politics are emerging: students, the young, workers and immigrants. Badiou concludes with a return to the notion of communism, here defined as an answer to the obscure knot that ties politics, philosophy and democracy.

Controversies

Politics and Philosophy in our Time

Author: Alain Badiou,Jean-Claude Milner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509533907

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Alain Badiou was born in 1937 in Rabat and Jean-Claude Milner in 1941 in Paris. They were both involved in the "Red Years" at the end of the Sixties and both were Maoists, but while Badiou was focusing all his attention on China, Milner was already taking his distance from it. Over the years, that original dispute over the destiny of gauchisme was fueled by deep, new differences between them concerning the role of philosophy and politics. In this wide-ranging and compelling dialogue, these two great thinkers explore the role of politics in today's world and consider the need for a formal theory of communist political organization. Whether they are addressing the era of revolutions, and in particular the Paris Commune and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, or discussing the infinite, the universal, the name "Jew", violence, capitalism, the left, or Europe, Jean-Claude Milner's dyed-in-the-wool skepticism constantly runs up against Alain Badiou's doctrinal passion. This extraordinary debate ultimately leads to new areas of interrogation and shows that there is no better remedy for the crushing power of media-influenced thinking than the revival of the great disputes of the mind.

Badiou and Philosophy

Author: Sean Bowden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This collection of thirteen essays engages directly with the work of Alain Badiou, focusing specifically on the philosophical content of his work and the various connections he established with both his contemporaries and his philosophical heritage.

Alain Badiou

Philosophy and Its Conditions

Author: Gabriel Riera

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 1357

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An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.

Infinite Thought

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826479297

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Alain Badiou is already regarded as one of the mostoriginal and powerful voices in contemporaryEuropean thought. Infinite Thought brings together arepresentative selection of the range of AlainBadiou's work, illustrating the power and diversity ofhis thought.

Anti-Badiou

The Introduction of Maoism Into Philosophy

Author: Francois Laruelle,Robin Mackay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441195742

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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A major new work by François Laruelle, in which he confronts another of the most radical thinkers at work in France today, Alain Badiou.

German Philosophy

A Dialogue

Author: Alain Badiou,Jean-Luc Nancy

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262348365

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Two eminent French philosophers discuss German philosophy—including the legacy of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Adorno, Fichte, Marx, and Heidegger—from a French perspective. In this book, Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy, the two most important living philosophers in France, discuss German philosophy from a French perspective. Written in the form of a dialogue, and revised and expanded from a 2016 conversation between the two philosophers at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the book offers not only Badiou's and Nancy's reinterpretations of German philosophers and philosophical concepts, but also an accessible introduction to the greatest thinkers of German philosophy. Badiou and Nancy discuss and debate such topics as the legacies of Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as Nietzsche, Adorno, Fichte, Schelling, and the unavoidable problem of Heidegger and Nazism. The dialogue is contentious, friendly, and often quotable, with strong—at times passionate—positions taken by both Badiou and Nancy, who find themselves disagreeing over Kant, for example, and in unexpected agreement on Marx, for another. What does it mean, then, to conduct a dialogue on German philosophy from a French perspective? As volume editor Jan Völker observes, “German philosophy” and “French philosophy” describe complex constellations that, despite the reference to nation-states and languages, above all encompass shared concepts and problems—although these take a range of forms. Perhaps they can reveal their essential import only in translation.

Manifesto for Philosophy

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442197

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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Contra those proclaiming the end of philosophy, Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of the truths that condition it.