Badiou and Philosophy

Author: Sean Bowden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748643532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The first reassessment of Alain Badiou's work since the English translation of his Logics of Worlds in 2009. From Cantor to category/topos theory, from Lacan to Lautman and from Sartre to the subject, these 13 essays engage directly with the work of Alain Badiou. They focus on the philosophical content of Badiou's work and show how he connects both with his contemporaries and his philosophical heritage. This is an important collection for anyone interested in the work of Badiou and contemporary Continental philosophy.

Think Again

Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy

Author: Peter Hallward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826459077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

View: 5383

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.

Das Sein und das Ereignis

Logiken der Welten / aus dem Franz. von Heinz Jatho unter Mitarb. von Arno Schubbach

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037340233


Page: 639

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Badiou and the State

Author: Dominik Finkelde

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845275847

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

View: 3696

Badious Philosophie des Ereignisses steht im Mittelpunkt seiner einflussreichen Theorie revolutionärer Politik. Dabei hat er viel Zustimmung für die rigorose und systematische Entfaltung seiner Theorie erfahren, aber aufgrund seines theoretischen und persönlichen Radikalismus auch viel Ablehnung. Gerade seine Kritik an der diskursethischen Grundlegung der modernen Demokratie wie auch seine Verteidigung von Militanz marginalisieren ihn. Untergräbt Badious Werk nicht den Wert der politischen Repräsentation durch den Staat? Was bleibt von diesem, wenn politisch-universelle "Ereignisse" per definitionem Wahrheit durch die Bedingung ihrer strukturellen Illegalität verkörpern, während der Staat nur zu Repräsentation des Legalen fähig erscheint? Der Band "Badiou und der Staat" versammelt Aufsätze von international herausragenden Experten auf dem Gebiet der zeitgenössischen politischen Philosophie. Sie widmen sich diesen Fragen bzw. Anfragen, die Badious einzigartige Philosophie provoziert. Mit Beiträgen von Alain Badiou, Lorenzo Chiesa, Oliver Feltham, Dominik Finkelde, Gernot Kamecke, Paul Livingston, Rado Riha, Frank Ruda, Arno Schubbach, Alberto Toscano, Yannis Stavrakakis und Jan Völker.

Being and Event

Author: Alain Badiou,Oliver Feltham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082649529X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 526

View: 8601

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.


A Philosophy of the New

Author: Ed Pluth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074565410X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 6564

Alain Badiou is one of the leading philosophers in the world today. His ground-breaking philosophy is based on a creative reading of set theory, offering a new understanding of what it means to be human by promoting an 'intelligence of change'. Badiou's philosophical system makes our capacity for revolution and novelty central to who we are, and develops an ethical position that aims to make us less anxious about this very capacity. This book presents a comprehensive and engaging account of Badiou's philosophy, including an in-depth discussion of The Theory of the Subject, Being and Event and Logics of Worlds. In a clear and careful analysis, Ed Pluth considers exactly how Badiou's theoretical 'anti-humanism' is linked up to what is, for all intents and purposes, a practical humanism. Central to this is an account of Badiou’s theory of the subject, and his attempt to develop an 'ethic of truths'. The role of set theory, Marxism, and Lacanian psychoanalysis in Badiou's philosophy is also given close attention. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of philosophy, as well as to all those keen to develop a critical understanding of one of the most controversial and important thinkers of the twentieth century.


Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826498272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

View: 6416

"The essays contained within Conditions show the immense scope and potential of Badiou's extraordinary system."--BOOK JACKET.

Alain Badiou

Philosophy and Its Conditions

Author: Gabriel Riera

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 9603

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

Philosophy for Militants (Pocket Communism)

Author: Alain Badiou,Bruno Bosteels

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

View: 1391

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.

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

View: 783

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

Badiou and Cinema

Author: Alex Ling

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou, and examples ranging from Hiroshima mon amour to Vertigo to The Matrix, to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship: 'can cinema be thought?'.

Badiou and Plato

Author: A.J Bartlett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 7082

This book will help you to understand Badiou's central concepts, the philosophical relation between Badiou and Plato and will rethink the importance of Badiou's 'Platonic' claim that 'the only education is an education by truths'.

Derrida, Badiou and the Formal Imperative

Author: Christopher Norris

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441193979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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In this path-breaking study Christopher Norris proposes a transformed understanding of the much-exaggerated differences between analytic and continental philosophy. While keeping the analytic tradition squarely in view his book focuses on the work of Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou, two of the most original and significant figures in the recent history of ideas. Norris argues that these thinkers have decisively reconfigured the terrain of contemporary philosophy and, between them, pointed a way beyond some of those seemingly intractable issues that have polarised debate on both sides of the notional rift between the analytic and continental traditions. In particular his book sets out to show - against the received analytic wisdom - that continental philosophy has its own analytic resources and is capable of bringing some much-needed fresh insight to bear on problems in philosophy of language, logic and mathematics. Norris provides not only a unique comparative account of Derrida's and Badiou's work but also a remarkably wide-ranging assessment of their joint contribution to philosophy's current - if widely resisted - potential for self-transformation.

Lob der Liebe

ein Gespräch mit Nicolas Truong

Author: Alain Badiou,Nicolas Truong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851659665


Page: 87

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Der französische Bestseller Éloge de l'Amour erscheint erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung. Der Philosoph Alain Badiou erklärt darin in einem Gespräch mit Nicolas Truong seinen Begriff der Liebe: "Die Überzeugung, dass jeder nur seine Interessen verfolgt, ist heute weit verbreitet. Die Liebe ist nun der Gegenbeweis dafür. Die Liebe ist das Vertrauen auf den Zufall." Der Philosoph muss sicherlich ein geübter Wissenschafter sein, ein Liebhaber der Gedichte und ein politischer Aktivist, aber er muss es auch auf sich nehmen, dass das Denken niemals von den gewaltigen Ereignissen der Liebe zu trennen ist. Gelehrter, Künstler, Aktivist und Liebender, das sind die Rollen, die die Philosophie von ihrem Subjekt verlangt. Badiou nennt das die vier Bedingungen der Philosophie. Beim Festival von Avignon 2008 fand im Rahmen des "Theaters der Ideen" dieser Dialog über die Liebe zwischen Alain Badiou und Nicolas Truong statt: "Geben wir ein wenig an: Nicolas, der Fragende, und ich in der Rolle des verliebten Philosophen, wir waren in Form und es wurde ein Erfolg, ja sogar ein beträchtlicher Erfolg." Alain Badiou, geboren 1937 in Rabat, Marokko, lebt als Philosoph, Mathematiker und Romancier in Paris.