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Alain Badiou

A Critical Introduction. Modern European Thinkers

By (author) Jason Barker
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom
Published: 7th Dec 2001
Dimensions: w 135mm h 215mm d 19mm
Weight: 302g
ISBN-10: 0745318002
ISBN-13: 9780745318004
Barcode No: 9780745318004
Synopsis
Alain Badiou is rapidly emerging as one of the most radical and influential philosophers of our time. Badiou opposes the contemporary reduction of philosophy to nothing but a matter of language and premature announcements of the end of philosophy and thus sets himself against both analytic and continental modes of philosophy. Setting the traditional platonic concerns of philosophy, truth and being, against the modern sophists of postmodernism, Badiou has articulated a powerful systematic philosophy with profound ethical and political consequences.

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'A nuanced and stimulating invitation to the work of Alain Badiou' -- Alberto Toscano, Radical Philosophy 'The best account of [my work's] political trajectory' -- Alain Badiou