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Badiou, Alain

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Most widely held works by Alain Badiou
Being and event by Alain Badiou( Book )

73 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Being and Event' is a translation of one of the single most important works of recent French philosophy, Badiou's magnum opus. The book is organised in a careful, precise and novel manner, reflecting the philosophical rigour of Badiou's thought. This English language edition includes a new preface
Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evil by Alain Badiou( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 794 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
Theory of the subject by Alain Badiou( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alain 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 theory of structural thought, a contemporary redefinition of materialism, 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 literature, from Greek tragedy to Mallarme's poetry."--Jacket
Metapolitics by Alain Badiou( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 562 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."--Jacket
Second manifesto for philosophy by Alain Badiou( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 520 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
Manifesto for philosophy : followed by two essays: "The (re)turn of philosophy itself" and "Definition of philosophy" by Alain Badiou( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most provocatively innovative thinkers writing in French today, Alain Badiou constantly unsettles his reader by not only absorbing but also reversing and displacing the major motifs of modernist 'antiphilosophy' from Nietzsche through Derrida. In the limpid, programmatic texts presented in readable translations here, Badiou sketches his project -- spelled out in his magnum opus, LʹEtre et lʹévénement -- to reestablish systematic philosophy as a 'Platonism of the multiple, ' articulated around the four conditioning discourses of science (notably the mathematics of set theory), politics (in a post-Marxist mode informed by the events of May '68), art (especially poetry from Holderlin to Celan), and love (as conceptualized by Lacan). The most significant challenge to 'antiphilosophy' in a long time, Badiouʹs thought promises either to displace its currently dominant forms or to deepen and refine their self-understanding. It is, in short, a force worth reckoning with.-- Publisher review
Saint Paul : the foundation of universalism by Alain Badiou( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous priest execrated by philosophers like Nietzsche: he is instead a profoundly original and still revolutionary thinker whose invention of Christianity weaves truth and subjectivity together in a way that continues to be relevant for us today. In this work, Badiou argues that Paul delineates a new figure of the subject: the bearer of a universal truth that simultaneously shatters the strictures of Judaic Law and the conventions of the Greek Logos. Badiou shows that the Pauline figure of the subject still harbors a genuinely revolutionary potential today: the subject is that which refuses to submit to the order of the world as we know it and struggles for a new one instead
Conditions by Alain Badiou( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 451 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
Cinema by Alain Badiou( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 427 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
Number and numbers by Alain Badiou( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in French and English and held by 406 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
Plato's Republic : a dialogue in 16 chapters by Alain Badiou( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 397 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
Handbook of inaesthetics by Alain Badiou( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 375 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
Theoretical writings by Alain Badiou( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 353 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
Logics of worlds : being and event, 2 by Alain Badiou( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the theory of materialistic dialect and the understanding of logic, being, and appearing
What does a Jew want? : on binationalism and other specters by Udi Aloni( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hopes of promoting justice, peace, and solidarity for and with the Palestinian people, Udi Aloni joins with Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler to confront the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their bold question: Will a new generation of Israelis and Palestinians dare to walk together toward a joint Israel-Palestine? Through a collage of meditation, interview, diary, and essay, Aloni and his interlocutors present a personal, intellectual, and altogether provocative account rich with the insights of philosophy and critical theory. They ultimately foresee the emergence of a binational Israeli-Palestinian state, incorporating the work of Walter Benjamin, Edward Said, and Jewish theology to recast the conflict in secular theological terms
Heidegger : his life and his philosophy by Alain Badiou( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Heidegger was an ordinary Nazi and a loyal member of the provincial petty bourgeoisie. He was also a seminal thinker of the Continental tradition and one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. How are we to make sense of this mix? Should we factor Heidegger's domestic and political associations into our understanding of his thought, or should we treat his intellectual work independently of his abhorrent politics? How does any thinker reconcile the mundane with the ideal, or the pursuit of philosophical inquiry with the demands of civic engagement? In Heidegger, Alain Ba
Jacques lacan, past and present : a dialogue by Alain Badiou( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dialogue, Alain Badiou shares the clearest, most detailed account to date of his profound indebtedness to Lacanian psychoanalysis. He explains in depth the tools Lacan gave him to navigate the extremes of his other two philosophical "masters," Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser. Élisabeth Roudinesco supplements Badiou's experience with her own perspective on the troubled landscape of the French analytic world since Lacan's death--critiquing, for example, the link (or lack thereof) between politics and psychoanalysis in Lacan's work. Their exchange reinvigorates how the the work of a pivotal twentieth-century thinker is perceived
The incident at Antioch : a tragedy in three acts = L'incident d'antioche : tragédie en trois actes by Alain Badiou( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely translated and considered to be the most important philosopher of our time, Alain Badiou is also a novelist and the author of four celebrated comedies and two tragedies. The Incident at Antioch is the last of his plays to be published in French and the first to be published in English, introducing a side of Badiou the Anglophone world has never encountered before. As a crucial link between Badiou's key early philosophical work, Theory of the Subject, and his magnum opus, Being and Event, The Incident at Antioch marks the philosopher's transition from classical Marxism to a?politic
Ahmed the philosopher : thirty-four short plays for children & everyone else by Alain Badiou( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ahmed the Philosopher, readers are introduced to Alain Badiou's philosophy through a theatrical tour de force. The play presents its comic hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively quick-witted 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 Ahmed's example, the audience is moved to a living engagement with philosophy, discovering in it the power to break through the limits of everyday life
Condiciones by Alain Badiou( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condiciones reúne textos de Alain Badiou posteriores a su libro fundamental, L'être et l'événement (El ser y el acontecimiento), publicado en 1988. Aunque el origen de estos escritos sea a menudo de circunstancia (coloquios, artículos, intervenciones ...), su orden es perfectamente legible. Se parte de la filosofía "en sí misma" y de una crítica explícita del tema de su "fin". Se propone una definición de ella, a la vez nueva y sometida a la prueba de su origen (Platón) así como de su estado contemporáneo. Siguen estudios ordenados según las cuatro grandes condiciones de la filosofía (de ahí el título general): filosofía y poesía, filosofía y matemáticas, filosofía y política, filosofía y amor. Esta recopilación no supone en absoluto el conocimiento de El ser y el acontecimiento. Quizá incluso pueda servirle de introducción, por el efecto de claridad concreta que posee. Entre los dos libros, el prefacio de François Wahl da todos los pasajes necesarios
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Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evil
Alternative Names
Alain Badiou 1937-

Alain Badiou écrivain et philosophe français

Alain Badiou filosofo, commediografo e scrittore francese

Alain Badiou franca filozofo, matematikisto kaj verkisto

Alain Badiou francia filozófus, író, esztéta, politikai aktivista és dramaturg

Alain Badiou francuski filozof

Alain Badiou Frans filosoof

Alain Badiou französische-marokkanischer Philosoph, Mathematiker und Romancier

Alain Badiou French writer and philosopher

Alen Badju

Badiju, Alen 1937-

Badiou 1937-

Badiou, A.

Badiou, A. 1937-

Badiou, A. 1937- (Alain)

Badiou, A. (Alain)

Badiou, Alain

Badiou, Alain 1937-

Badiou, Alan

Badiu, Alen

Badju, Alen

Bad'û, Alen.

Αλαίν Μπαντιού

Μπαντιού, Αλαίν 1937-

Ален Бадиу

Ален Бадью

Ален Бадю

Ален Бадју француски филозоф

Бадиу, Ален

Бадью, Ален 1937-

Ալեն Բադիու

אלן באדיו

באדיו, אלן

בדיו, אלן 1937-

آلن بدیو

باديو، الان

ਐਲੇਨ ਬਾਦੀਓ

อาแล็ง บาดียู

바디우, 알랭 1937-

알랭 바디우

알랭 바디우 1937-


バディウ, アラン

バディウ、アラン 1937-


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Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evilTheory of the subjectMetapoliticsSecond manifesto for philosophyManifesto for philosophy : followed by two essays: "The (re)turn of philosophy itself" and "Definition of philosophy"Saint Paul : the foundation of universalismConditionsNumber and numbers