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Badiou, Alain

Works: 735 works in 2,184 publications in 14 languages and 42,233 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Actor, Author of introduction, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Producer, Speaker, Contributor, Interviewer, Thesis advisor, Creator, Restager, Narrator, Dedicatee, Opponent, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, Other, Host, Production personnel, Performer
Classifications: B2430.B273, 194
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Being and event by Alain Badiou( file )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,702 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
Conditions by Alain Badiou( file )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 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
Logics of worlds being and event, 2 by Alain Badiou( file )
35 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Looks at the theory of materialistic dialect and the understanding of logic, being, and appearing
Theoretical writings by Alain Badiou( file )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,113 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
What does a Jew want? on binationalism and other specters by Udi Aloni( file )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 996 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
Theory of the subject by Alain Badiou( file )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 976 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
Condiciones by Alain Badiou( file )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 835 libraries worldwide
Ethics : an essay on the understanding of evil by Alain Badiou( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 764 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
Saint Paul : the foundation of universalism by Alain Badiou( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Filosofische beschouwing over het denken van de apostel Paulus
Cinema by Alain Badiou( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 460 libraries worldwide
For Alain Badiou, films think, and it is the task of the philosopher to transcribe that thinking. What is the subject to which the film gives expressive form? This is the question that lies at the heart of Badiouʹs account of cinema. He contends that cinema is an art form that bears witness to the Other and renders human presence visible, thus testifying to the universal value of human existence and human freedom. Through the experience of viewing, the movement of thought that constitutes the film is passed on to the viewer, who thereby encounters an aspect of the world and its exaltation and vitality as well as its difficulty and complexity. Cinema is an impure art cannibalizing its times, the other arts, and people -- a major art precisely because it is the locus of the indiscernibility between art and non-art. It is this, argues Badiou, that makes cinema the social and political art par excellence, the best indicator of our civilization, in the way that Greek tragedy, the coming-of-age novel and the operetta were in their respective eras. -- Publisher description
The Concept of Model an Introduction to the Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics by Alain Badiou( Book )
51 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 445 libraries worldwide
In The Concept of Model Alain Badiou establishes a new logical 'concept of model'. Translated for the first time into English, the work is accompanied by an exclusive interview with Badiou in which he elaborates on the connections between his early and most recent workfor which the concept of model remains seminal
Metapolitics by Alain Badiou( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 420 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
The incident at Antioch a tragedy in three acts = L'incident d'antioche : tragédie en trois actes by Alain Badiou( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Widely translated and considered to be the most important philosopher of our time, Alain Badiou is also a novelist and the author of four celebrated comedies and two tragedies. The Incident at Antioch is the last of his plays to be published in French and the first to be published in English, introducing a side of Badiou the Anglophone world has never encountered before. As a crucial link between Badiou's key early philosophical work, Theory of the Subject, and his magnum opus, Being and Event, The Incident at Antioch marks the philosopher's transition from classical Marxism to a ?politic
The century by Alain Badiou( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 400 libraries worldwide
The twentieth century has been judged and condemned as the century of totalitarian terror. This book re-examines this century - not from the moral standpoint of a wise judge looking back, but through an investigation of the century itself in its unfolding. It considers poems, philosophical fragments, political programmes, and theatre pieces
Philosophy in the present by Alain Badiou( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 399 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
Handbook of inaesthetics by Alain Badiou( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and German and held by 399 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
Deleuze : the clamor of being by Alain Badiou( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein's antiphilosophy by Alain Badiou( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Plato's Republic : a dialogue in 16 chapters by Alain Badiou( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 364 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
Second manifesto for philosophy by Alain Badiou( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 355 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
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Badiju, Alen 1937-
Badiou 1937-
Badiou, A.
Badiou, A. 1937-
Badiou, A. (Alain)
Badiou, Alain
Badiou, Alain 1937-
Badiou, Alan
Badiu, Alen.
Bad'û, Alen.
Μπαντιού, Αλαίν 1937-
Бадиу, Ален
Бадью, Ален 1937-
באדיו, אלן
バディウ, アラン
バディウ、アラン 1937-
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