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Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evil by Alain Badiou( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,014 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
Being and event by Alain Badiou( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 986 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
Saint Paul : the foundation of universalism by Alain Badiou( Book )

49 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 737 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
The century by Alain Badiou( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20th century has been judged and condemned as the century of totalitarian terror. It is examined here through an investigation of the century itself in its unfolding, considering poems, philosophical fragments, theatre pieces, and political programmes
Deleuze : the clamor of being by Alain Badiou( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ami de Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou lui consacre cet essai, fruit d'une correspondance entretenue de 1992 à 1995, en partant des principaux concepts explorés par son oeuvre (la multiplicité, l'anti-dialectique, la répétition...) pour cerner le noyau de sa pensée
Handbook of inaesthetics by Alain Badiou( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 590 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
Metapolitics by Alain Badiou( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 554 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
Theory of the subject by Alain Badiou( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in French and English and held by 551 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
Second manifesto for philosophy by Alain Badiou( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 532 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
Logics of worlds : being and event, 2 by Alain Badiou( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the theory of materialistic dialect and the understanding of logic, being, and appearing
Conditions by Alain Badiou( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 470 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
Philosophy in the present by Alain Badiou( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two controversial thinkers discuss a timeless but nonetheless urgent question: should philosophy interfere in the world? Nothing less than philosophy is at stake because, according to Badiou, philosophy is nothing but interference and commitment and will not be restrained by academic discipline. Philosophy is strange and new, and yet speaks in the name of all - as Badiou shows with his theory of universality. Similarly, Zizek believes that the philosopher must intervene, contrary to all expectations, in the key issues of the time. He can offer no direction, but this only shows that the question has been posed incorrectly: it is valid to change the terms of the debate and settle on philosophy as abnormality and excess. At once an invitation to philosophy and an introduction to the thinking of two of the most topical and controversial philosophers writing today, this concise volume will be of great interest to students and general readers alike. -- Publisher description
Briefings on existence : a short treatise on transitory ontology by Alain Badiou( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After several remarkable decades of theoretical invention, French philosophy stands at a crossroads, and Badiou's egalitarian materialism is one of its strongest calls forward"--Jacket
Cinema by Alain Badiou( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 407 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 )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 407 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
Number and numbers by Alain Badiou( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in French and English and held by 394 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
Le Concept de modèle, introduction à une épistémologie matérialiste des mathématiques by Alain Badiou( Book )

59 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alain Badiou's first major work, Le Concept de modele, originally published in 1969 and long out of print, establishes a solid mathematical basis for a rational materialism, which undermines the implicit assumptions of a predominating 'bourgeois epistemology'. Readers familiar with Badiou will no doubt find within this early text the lineaments of his later radical developments. The translation will be published with an accompanying interview with Badiou wherein he elaborates on the connections between this early work, the subsequent developments and his most recent position"--Provided by publisher
Theoretical writings by Alain Badiou( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 334 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
Manifesto for philosophy : followed by two essays: "The (re)turn of philosophy itself" and "Definition of philosophy" by Alain Badiou( Book )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 246 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
What does a Jew want? : on binationalism and other specters by Udi Aloni( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 217 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
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Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evil
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Alain Badiou filosofo, commediografo e scrittore francese

Alain Badiou francuski filozof

Alain Badiou Frans filosoof

Alain Badiou franzsische-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. (Alain)

Badiou, Alain 1937-

Badiou, Alan

Badiu, Alen

Bad', Alen.

Αλαίν Μπαντιού

Μπαντιού, Αλαίν 1937-

Ален Бадиу

Ален Бадью

Ален Бадю

Ален Бадју француски филозоф

Бадиу, Ален

Бадью, Ален 1937-

אלן באדיו

באדיו, אלן

בדיו, אלן 1937-

آلن بدیو

ਐਲੇਨ ਬਾਦੀਓ

อาแล็ง บาดียู

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バディウ, アラン

バディウ、アラン 1937-


Being and eventSaint Paul : the foundation of universalismThe centuryDeleuze : the clamor of beingHandbook of inaestheticsMetapoliticsTheory of the subjectSecond manifesto for philosophy