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Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)

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Slavoj Š ZiŠzek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou's recent work is "the event of contemporary philosophy." Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badiou's work, presents a range of essays which explore Badiou's most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.Alain Badiou has devised perhaps the only truly inventive philosophy of the subject since Sartre. Almost alone among his peers, Badiou's work promises a genuine renewal of philosophy, a subject he sees as conditioned by innovation in spheres ranging from radical politics to artistic experimentation to mathematical formalization. Slavoj Š ZiŠzek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou's recent work is "the event of contemporary philosophy." Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badiou's work, presents a range of essays which explore Badiou's most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.

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Slavoj Zizek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badious recent work is the event of contemporary philosophy. Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badious work, presents a range of essays which explore Badious most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.

Synopsis:

Slavoj Š ZiŠzek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou's recent work is "the event of contemporary philosophy." Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badiou's work, presents a range of essays which explore Badiou's most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.

Alain Badiou has devised perhaps the only truly inventive philosophy of the subject since Sartre. Almost alone among his peers, Badiou's work promises a genuine renewal of philosophy, a subject he sees as conditioned by innovation in spheres ranging from radical politics to artistic experimentation to mathematical formalization. Slavoj Š ZiŠzek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou's recent work is "the event of contemporary philosophy." Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badiou's work, presents a range of essays which explore Badiou's most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.

Table of Contents

Peter Hallward, Introduction1. Etienne Balibar, 'The History of Truth: Alain Badiou in French Philosophy'2. Jean-Luc Nancy, 'Philosophy Without Conditions'3. Ray Brassier, 'Nihil Unbound: Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and Thinking Capitalism'4. Jean-Toussaint Desanti, 'Some Remarks on the Intrinsic Ontology of Alain Badiou'5. Todd May, 'Badiou and Deleuze on the One and the Many'6. Daniel Smith, Badiou and Deleuze on the Ontology of Mathematics'7. Daniel Bensaïd, 'Badiou and the Miracle of the Event'8. Peter Dews, 'States of Grace: The Excess of the Demand in Badiou's Ethics of Truth'9. Ernesto Laclau, 'An Ethics of Militant Engagement'10. Alberto Toscano, 'Communism as Separation'11. Bruno Bosteels, 'On the Subject of the Dialectic'12. Slavoj Zizek, 'From Purification to Subtraction: Badiou and the Real'13. Ed Pluth and Dominiek Hoens, 'What if the Other is Stupid? Badiou and Lacan on "Logical Time"'14. Alenka Zupancic, 'The Fifth Condition'15. Alex García Düttmann, 'What Remains of Fidelity After Serious Thought'16. Jean-Jacques Lecercle, 'Badiou's Poetics'17. Jacques Ranciere, 'Aesthetics, Inaesthetics, Anti-Aesthetics'Alain Badiou, Afterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826459060
Editor:
Hallward, Peter
Other:
Hallward, Peter
Other:
Hallward, Peter
Editor:
Hallward, Peter
Author:
Hallward, Peter
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
9.47 x 6.36 x 1.04 in

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"Synopsis" by , Slavoj Zizek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badious recent work is the event of contemporary philosophy. Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badious work, presents a range of essays which explore Badious most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.
"Synopsis" by ,
Slavoj Š ZiŠzek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou's recent work is "the event of contemporary philosophy." Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badiou's work, presents a range of essays which explore Badiou's most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.

Alain Badiou has devised perhaps the only truly inventive philosophy of the subject since Sartre. Almost alone among his peers, Badiou's work promises a genuine renewal of philosophy, a subject he sees as conditioned by innovation in spheres ranging from radical politics to artistic experimentation to mathematical formalization. Slavoj Š ZiŠzek is not alone in thinking that Alain Badiou's recent work is "the event of contemporary philosophy." Think Again, the first publication of its kind, goes a long way towards justifying his assessment. Badiou is nothing if not polemical and the most suitable way to approach his philosophy is precisely through the controversies it creates. This book, which opens with an introduction aimed at readers new to Badiou's work, presents a range of essays which explore Badiou's most contentious claims in the fields of ontology, politics, ethics and aesthetics.

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