Badiou

A Philosophy of the New

Author: Ed Pluth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074565410X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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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.

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.

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.

Deutsche Philosophie. Ein Dialog

Author: Alain Badiou,Jean-Luc Nancy

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957575168

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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Ob Nietzsche oder Heidegger, ohne den Einfluss der Klassiker der deutschen Philosophie wäre die Entwicklung der großen französischen Theorien im 20. Jahrhundert kaum vorstellbar. Doch worin besteht das deutsche Denken, und welche Fragen verleihen ihm weiterhin Aktualität? Auf Initiative von Jan Völker treffen sich mit Alain Badiou und Jean-Luc Nancy die beiden wichtigsten französischen Philosophen der Gegenwart zum ersten Mal zu einem gemeinsamen intellektuellen Austausch: In ihrem ebenso konzentrierten wie gedankensprühenden Dialog nehmen die beiden Philosophen die deutsche Denktradition anhand von Kant, Hegel, Heidegger und Adorno unter die Lupe und gleichen ihre Meinung zu den verschiedenen Theoriekonzepten ab. Dabei entspinnt sich nicht nur eine kontroverse Debatte über Aktualität, Relevanz und Überlebtheit der deutschen Denker, sondern auch eine zugängige wie originelle Einführung in die Klassiker der deutschen Philosophie, in deren Verlauf auch die Theorien Badious und Nancys Kontur gewinnen und an deren Ende die Frage nach dem Sinn von Philosophie überhaupt aufscheint.

Alain Badiou

Philosophy and Its Conditions

Author: Gabriel Riera

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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

Lob der Liebe

ein Gespräch mit Nicolas Truong

Author: Alain Badiou,Nicolas Truong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851659665

Category:

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.

Manifesto for Philosophy

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442203

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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

Philosophy for Militants

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 184467987X

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

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An urgent and provocative account of the modern ‘militant’, a transformative figure at the front line of emancipatory politics. Around the world, recent events have seen the creation of a radical phalanx comprising students, the young, workers and immigrants. It is Badiou’s contention that the politics of such militants should condition the tasks of philosophy, even as philosophy clarifies the truth of our political condition. To resolve the conflicts between politics, philosophy and democracy, Badiou argues for a resurgent communism – returning to the original call for universal emancipation and organizing for militant struggle.

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.

Lacan

Antiphilosophie 3

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851327809

Category:

Page: 302

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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.

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.

Second Manifesto for Philosophy

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745648614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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Twenty years ago, Alain Badiou's first Manifesto for Philosophy rose up against the all-pervasive proclamation of the "end" of philosophy. In lieu of this problematic of the end, he put forward the watchword: "one more step". The situation has considerably changed since then. Philosophy was threatened with obliteration at the time, whereas today it finds itself under threat for the diametrically opposed reason: it is endowed with an excessive, artificial existence. "Philosophy" is everywhere. It serves as a trademark for various media pundits. It livens up cafés and health clubs. It has its magazines and its gurus. It is universally called upon, by everything from banks to major state commissions, to pronounce on ethics, law and duty. In essence, "philosophy" has now come to stand for nothing other than its most ancient enemy: conservative ethics. Badiou's second manifesto therefore seeks to demoralize philosophy and to separate it from all those "philosophies" that are as servile as they are ubiquitous. It demonstrates the power of certain eternal truths to illuminate action and, as such, to transport philosophy far beyond the figure of "the human" and its "rights". There, well beyond all moralism, in the clear expanse of the idea, life becomes something radically other than survival.

Conditions

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826498272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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

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.

Metapolitics

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844670352

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

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In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed volume Ethics, a searing critique of liberalism, Alain Badiou discusses the limits of political philosophy. Metapolitics argues that one of the main tasks of contemporary thought is to abolish the idea that politics is merely an object for philosophical reflection. Badiou indicts this approach, which reduces politics to a matter of opinion, thus eliminating any of its truly radical and emancipatory possibilities. Against this intellectual tradition, Badiou proposes instead the consideration of politics in terms of the production of truth and the affirmation of equality. He demands that the question of a possible "political truth" be separated from any notion of consensus or public opinion, and that political action be rethought in terms of the complex process that binds discussion to decision. Starting from this analysis, Badiou critically examines the thought of anthropologist and political theorist Sylvain Lazarus, Jacques Rancière's writings on workers' history and democratic dissensus, the role of the subject in Althusser, as well as the concept of democracy and the link between truth and justice.

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Author: Nadir Lahiji

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147250982X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture brings together a respected team of philosophers and architecture scholars to ask what impact architecture has over today's culture and society. For three decades critical philosophy has been in discourse with architecture. Yet following the recent radical turn in contemporary philosophy, architecture's role in contemporary culture is rarely addressed. In turn, the architecture discourse in academia has remained ignorant of recent developments in radical philosophy. Providing the first platform for a debate between critics, architects and radical philosophers, this unique collection unties these two schools of thought. Contributors reason for or against the claim of the "missed encounter" between architecture and radical philosophy. They discuss why our prominent critical philosophers devote stimulating writings to the ideological impact of arts on the contemporary culture - music, literature, cinema, opera, theatre - without attempting a similar comprehensive analysis of architecture. By critically evaluating recent philosophy in relation to contemporary architecture, The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture presents a thorough understanding of the new relationship between architecture and radical philosophy.

Ahmed the Philosopher

Thirty-Four Short Plays for Children and Everyone Else

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536585

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are introduced to Badiou's philosophy through a theatrical tour de force that has met with much success in France. Ahmed the Philosopher presents its comic hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively trenchant philosopher even as it casts philosophy itself as a comic performance. The comedy unfolds as a series of lessons, with each "short play" or sketch illuminating a different Badiousian concept. Yet Ahmed does more than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative aspects of philosophy, mobilizing a comic energy that exposes the emptiness and pomp of the world. Through his example, the audience is moved to a living engagement with philosophy, discovering in it the power to break through the limits of everyday life.