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    DescriptionBadiou is widely considered to be France's most important and exciting contemporary thinker. Much of Badiou's earlier work (including "Being and Event") can only be fully understood with a clear grasp of "Theory of the Subject", one of his most important works."Theory of the Subject", first published in France in 1982, is without doubt one of Alain Badiou's most important works, laying many of the foundations for his magnum opus, "Being and Event". Here Badiou seeks to provide a theory of the subject for Marxism through a study of Lacanian psychoanalysis, offering a major contribution to Marxism, as well as to the larger debate regarding the relationship between psychoanalysis and philosophy.The book also provides a history and theory of structuralism and poststructuralism, a unique evaluation of the achievements of French Maoism during the 1970s and the significance of the events of May 1968, and breathtaking analyses of art and literature. As a theoretical synthesis, the book is extraordinary in terms of its originality, breadth and clarity. This is arguably Badiou's most creative and passionate book, encompassing the entire battlefield of contemporary theory, philosophy and psychoanalysis. Available for the first time in English, and including a new preface by the author, this is a must-read for anyone interested in this lively and highly original thinker.

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    Theory of the Subject
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain Badiou, Translated by Bruno Bosteels
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780826496737
    ISBN 10: 0826496733

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    LC classification: B2430.B273 T4413 2009
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    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    28 July 2009
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    Author Information
    Alain Badiou teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure and at the College International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Bruno Bosteels is Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, USA, and author of Badiou and Politics (Forthcoming, Duke University Press).
    Review quote
    "Theory of the Subject is the first of Badiou's three great philosophical works, along with Being and Event and Logics of Worlds. It is his most passionate, most uncompromising and most revolutionary book. Bruno Bosteels has long been its most ardent and eloquent reader, and he is the ideal person to present and translate this challenging text"- Peter Hallward, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, UK
    Table of contents
    Translator's Introduction; Author's Preface to the English translation; Preface to the French edition; 1. The Place of the Subjective; 2. The Subject under the Signifiers of Exception; 3. Lack and Destruction; 4. A Materialist Reversal of Materialism; 5. Subjectivation and Subjective Proces; 6. Topologies of Ethics; Thematic Index; Name Index.