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Being and event

Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Badiou, Alain.
Being and event.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005
(OCoLC)698011722
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou
ISBN: 0826458319 9780826458315
OCLC Number: 62161335
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxxiii, 526 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Being : multiple and void : Plato/Cantor --
Being : excess, state of the situation, one/multiple, whole/parts, [belonging/inclusion]? --
Being : nature and infinity : Heidegger/Galileo --
The event : history and ultra-one --
The event : intervention and fidelity : Pascal/choice; Holderlin/deduction --
Quantity and knowledge : the discernible (or constructible) : Leibniz/Godel --
The generic : indiscernible and truth : the event --
P.J. Cohen --
Forcing : truth and the subject : beyond Lacan.
Other Titles: Etre et l'événement.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated by Oliver Feltham.
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'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.

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