Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou : A Critical Introduction

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Alain Badiou is emerging as one of the most radical and influential philosophers of our time. He opposes the contemporary reduction of philosophy to nothing but a matter of language and premature announcements of the end of philosophy and thus sets himself against both analytic and continental modes of philosophy. Setting the traditional platonic concerns of philosophy, truth and being, against the modern sophists of postmodernism, Badiou has articulated a powerful systematic philosophy with profound ethical and political consequences. This work provides an overview of Badiou's work and the intellectual and political context from which it emerges.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 18mm | 399.17g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • notes, references, bibliography, index
  • 0745318010
  • 9780745318011

About Jason Barker

Jason Barker is Lecturer in Communications at Southampton Institute and is completing his PhD at Cardiff University. Alain Badiou is Professor of Philosophy at Universite Paris VIII (Vincennes at Saint-Denis) and is also Conference Director at the College International de Philosophie. He has published many books including novels and political texts. Manifesto for Philosophy, Deleuze and Ethics have already been translated into English with more to come.show more

Table of contents

Abbreviations Introduction 1. Maoist Beginnings 2. The Science of Being 3. The Event of Non-Being 4. The Politics of Truth 5. The Cult of Deleuze 6. The Ethics of Philosophy Appendix Notes and References Bibliography Indexshow more

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