Most widely held works about Alain Badiou
Most widely held works by Alain Badiou
Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evil by Alain Badiou ( Book )
38 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 796 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Being and event by Alain Badiou ( Book )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 597 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.
Saint Paul : the foundation of universalism by Alain Badiou ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
The century by Alain Badiou ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Issu de conférences au Collège international de philosophie, cet ouvrage examine l'opinion que le XXe siècle a eu de lui-même à partir de l'étude de poèmes, de fragments philosophiques et de pièces de théâtre. Contrairement aux jugements déjà prononcés (siècle des totalitarismes, des idéologies utopiques...), il montre que ce qui caractérise le plus ce siècle est la passion du réel.
Conditions by Alain Badiou ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 430 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.
Handbook of inaesthetics by Alain Badiou ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 414 libraries worldwide
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Metapolitics by Alain Badiou ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 392 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.
Deleuze : the clamor of being by Alain Badiou ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Theory of the subject by Alain Badiou ( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 378 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.
Manifesto for philosophy : followed by two essays: "The (re)turn of philosophy itself" and "Definition of philosophy by Alain Badiou ( Book )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Infinite thought : truth and the return to philosophy by Alain Badiou ( Book )
26 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Influenced by Plato, Lucretius, Heidegger, Lacan and Deleuze, Badiou is a critic of both the analytical and the postmodern schools of thought. His work spans the range of philosophy, from ethics, to mathematics to science, psychoanalysis, politics and art. His writing is rigorous and startling and takes no prisoners. Infinite Thought brings together a representative selection, including a revealing interview, of the range of Alain Badiou's work, illustrating the power and diversity of his thought. The book is now regarded as The place to start to understand a philosopher who is doing no less than changing the way we think about the world. Edited and translated Oliver Feltham and Justin Clemens.
Logics of worlds : being and event, 2 by Alain Badiou ( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Looks at the theory of materialistic dialect and the understanding of logic, being, and appearing.
Number and numbers by Alain Badiou ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in French and English and held by 307 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.
Theoretical writings by Alain Badiou ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 283 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.
Second manifesto for philosophy by Alain Badiou ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Vingt ans après le Manifeste pour la philosophie, l'auteur se propose de "démoraliser la philosophie, d'inverser le verdict qui la livre à la vacuité de philosophies aussi omniprésentes que serves". Il incite à renouer avec la métaphysique en s'éloignant du scientisme et du moralisme, et en se concentrant sur la question de l'universalité de l'être, du sujet et de la vérité.
The meaning of Sarkozy by Alain Badiou ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Interventions en résonance avec l'actualité immédiate. D'abord un long développement sur l'élection présidentielle en France. Ensuite, une approche de la question de l'universalisme et de la singularité en écho aux polémiques déchaînées par le 3e volume de la série. Enfin, le texte d'une conférence sur l'importance, dans les conceptions du monde issues de la révolution, de la figure du soldat.
Briefings on existence : a short treatise on transitory ontology by Alain Badiou ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Philosophy in the present by Alain Badiou ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Beckett : l'increvable désir by Alain Badiou ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Le concept de modèle : introduction à une épistémologie matérialiste des mathématiques by Alain Badiou ( Book )
28 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 223 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.
Aesthetics American literature Badiou, Alain Baldwin, James,--1924-1987 Beckett, Samuel,--1906-1989 Bible. Biography Civilization, Modern Communism Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Deleuze, Gilles,--1925-1995 Dialectical materialism Ethics Events (Philosophy) France Good and evil History Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Interviews James, Henry,--1843-1916 Jews--Politics and government Jews--Public opinion Mathematics--Philosophy Metaphysics Methodology Number concept Numeration Ontology Paul,--the Apostle, Saint Philosophers Philosophical theology Philosophy Philosophy, French Philosophy, Modern Political and social views Political campaigns Political science Political science--Philosophy Presidents--Election Religion Sarkozy, Nicolas,--1955- Set theory Subjectivity Truth Twentieth century Universalism--Biblical teaching Wittgenstein, Ludwig,--1889-1951 World politics Žižek, Slavoj
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Badiou, A. (Alain)
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