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Badiou by Badiou (Cultural Memory in the Present) (Paperback)

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By Alain Badiou, Bruno Bosteels (Translator)
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An accessible introduction to Badiou's key ideas

In this short and accessible book, the French philosopher Alain Badiou provides readers with a unique introduction to his system of thought, summed up in the trilogy of Being and Event, Logics of Worlds, and The Immanence of Truths. Taking the form of an interview and two talks and keeping in mind a broad audience without any prior knowledge of his work, the book touches upon the central concepts and major preoccupations of Badiou's philosophy: fundamental ontology, mathematics, politics, poetry, and love. Well-chosen examples illuminate his thinking in regards to being and universality, worlds and singularity, and the infinite and the absolute, among other topics.

A veritable tour de force of pedagogical clarity, this new student-friendly work is perhaps the single best general introduction to the work of this prolific and committed thinker. If, for Badiou, the task of philosophy consists in thinking through the truths of our time, the texts collected in this small volume could not be timelier.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781503631762
ISBN-10: 1503631761
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Cultural Memory in the Present