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Badiou, Alain

Works: 749 works in 1,939 publications in 5 languages and 36,297 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History 
Roles: Actor, Author of introduction, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Speaker, Producer, Collaborator, Interviewer, Creator, Dedicatee, Narrator, Librettist, Commentator, Contributor, Host, Bibliographic antecedent, Production personnel, Other, Performer
Classifications: B2430.B273, 194
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Being and event by Alain Badiou ( )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Being and Event is the centrepiece of Alain Badiou's oeuvre; it is the work that grounds his reputation as one of France 's most original philosophers. € Long-awaited in translation, Being and Event makes available to an English-speaking readership Badiou's groundbreaking work on set theory - the cornerstone of his whole philosophy. € This book makes the scope and aim of Badiou's whole philosophical project clear, enabling full comprehension of Badiou's significance for contemporary philosophy. In Being and Event, Badiou anchors this project by recasting the European philosophical tr
Logics of worlds being and event, 2 by Alain Badiou ( )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the theory of materialistic dialect and the understanding of logic, being, and appearing
Theory of the subject by Alain Badiou ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 an
Conditions by Alain Badiou ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Alain Badiou is without doubt the most important and influential thinker working in European philosophy today. Conditions is the first major collection of essays written after Being and Event, his extraordinary magnum opus." "Badiou starts with philosophy itself and a clear critique of the theme of its so-called 'end'. He then goes on to propose a new definition of philosophy, one that is tested with respect to both its origin, in Plato, and its contemporary state. The essays that follow are all ordered around the four great conditions of philosophy: philosophy and poetry, philosophy and mathematics, philosophy and politics, and philosophy and love." "Conditions provides an illuminating reworking of many of the major concepts in Being and Event. In so doing, Badiou not only develops the complexity of the concepts central to Being and Event but also adds new ones to his already formidable arsenal." "The essays contained within Conditions show the immense scope and potential of Badiou's extraordinary system."--Jacket
Theoretical writings by Alain Badiou ( )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assembled with the collaboration of the author, this work presents a comprehensive outline of Badiou's ambitious system. Starting from the controversial assertion that ontology is mathematics, it sets out the theory of the emergence of truths from the singular relationship between a subject and an event
What does a Jew want? on binationalism and other specters by Udi Aloni ( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""In this book Udi Aloni, causing a power fault in the ruling liberal attitude by way of short-circuiting different levels of ideology, art, and thought; rewrites the Oedipus myth and rejects liberal Zionism. Who but Aloni can combine the tremendous poetic power of creating new myths with the perspicuous mind of a cold theoretician? Who but Aloni can ground his ruthless critique of Zionism into his unconditional fidelity to the Jewish tradition? If anyone needs a proof that political theology is well and alive, here it is!""-Slavoj ŽižekIn the hopes of promoting justice, peace, an
Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evil by Alain Badiou ( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ethical questions dominate today's political and academic agendas. While government think-tanks ponder the dilemmas of bio-ethics, medical ethics and professional ethics, respect for human rights and reverence for the Other have become matters of virtually instinctive consensus." "Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful and unusual voices in contemporary French philosophy, explodes the facile assumptions behind this recent ethical turn. He shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve to reinforce an ideology of the status quo and demonstrates that an ethics conceived in terms of negative human rights or tolerance of difference cannot sustain decisive and precisely situated interventions any more than they can underpin a coherent concept of evil. Our consensual ethical norms amount to nothing more than a jumbled confusion of legalistic formalism, scandalised opinion, and theological mystification."--Jacket
Condiciones by Alain Badiou ( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint Paul : the foundation of universalism by Alain Badiou ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metapolitics by Alain Badiou ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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, devoid of any truly radical and emancipatory possibilities. Against this intellectual tradition, Badiou proposes a politics as the production of truth and the affirmation of equality. He argues that truth in the political sphere must be separated from the abstractions of public opinion, and that political action should be re-thought as a process that binds discussion to decision. Badiou also critically examines the thought of Jacques Ranciere, Louis Althusser and Sylvain Lazarus, and scrutinises the concept of democracy and the link between truth and justice." "This English edition includes a new preface from the author, as well as an introduction from the translator, Jason Barker. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The century by Alain Badiou ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twentieth century has been judged and condemned as the century of totalitarian terror. This book re-examines this century - not from the moral standpoint of a wise judge looking back, but through an investigation of the century itself in its unfolding. It considers poems, philosophical fragments, political programmes, and theatre pieces
Deleuze : the clamor of being by Alain Badiou ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handbook of inaesthetics by Alain Badiou ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Didacticism, romanticism, and classicism are the possible schemata for the knotting of art and philosophy, the third term in this knot being the education of subjects, youth in particular. What characterizes the century that has just come to a close is that, while it underwent the saturation of these three schemata, it failed to introduce a new one. Today, this predicament tends to produce a kind of unknotting of terms, a desperate dis-relation between art and philosophy, together with the pure and simple collapse of what circulated between them: the theme of education. Whence the thesis of which this book is nothing but a series of variations: faced with such a situation of saturation and closure, we must attempt to propose a new schema, a fourth type of knot between philosophy and art. Among these "inaesthetic" variations, the reader will encounter a sustained debate with contemporary philosophical uses of the poem, bold articulations of the specificity and prospects of theater, cinema, and dance, along with subtle and provocative readings of Fernando Pessoa, Stephane Mallarme, and Samuel Beckett
Second manifesto for philosophy by Alain Badiou ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. -- Cover
Philosophy in the present by Alain Badiou ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinema by Alain Badiou ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alain Badiou offers a wide-ranging analysis of the cinema of the last fifty years, from filmmakers of modernity to certain contemporary American films, by way of a few unique experiments
Plato's Republic : a dialogue in 16 chapters by Alain Badiou ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this innovative reimagining of Plato's work, Badiou has removed all references specfic to ancient Greek society--from lengthy exchanges about moral courage in archaic poetry to political considerations mainly of interest to the aristocratic elite and has expanded the range of cultural references. Here, philosophy is firing on all cylinders: Socrates and his companions are joined by Beckett, Pessoa, Freud, and Hegel, among others. Together these thinkers demonstrate that true philosophy endures, ready to absorb new horizons without changing its essence."--Provided by publisher
The adventure of French philosophy by Alain Badiou ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polemics by Alain Badiou ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Polemics" is a series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, demolishing established opinion and dominant propaganda, and reorienting our understanding of events from the Kosovo and Iraq wars to the Paris Commune and the Cultural Revolution. With critical insight and polemical skill, Badiou considers how language becomes judgment, which judgments form opinion, how opinions harden into propaganda, and which propaganda becomes the dominant power. With wit and profundity, Badiou presents a series of radical philosophical engagements with politics, and questions what constitutes political truth."--BOOK JACKET
Number and numbers by Alain Badiou ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Badiou goes through the most important innovations in the 19th-century theory of numbers, covering Frege, Dedekind, Peano and Cantor, and presents his own theory of numbers, one that has broader implications for social and political philosophy
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Badiju, Alen 1937-
Badiou, A. 1937-
Badiou, A. (Alain)
Badiou, Alain, 1937-
Badiou, Alan
Badiu, Alen
Bad'û, Alen.
Бадиу, Ален
Бадью, Ален, 1937-
באדיו, אלן
バディウ, アラン
バディウ、アラン 1937-
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