Alain Badiou: Philosophy and Its Conditions

Alain Badiou: Philosophy and Its Conditions

by Gabriel Riera
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791465047

ISBN-13: 9780791465042

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

There is little doubt that Alain Badiou is one of the most challenging and controversial figures in contemporary philosophy. This volume of essays brings together leading commentators from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an introduction to Badiou’s work through critical studies of his more productive and controversial ideas.

Over the course of three

Overview

There is little doubt that Alain Badiou is one of the most challenging and controversial figures in contemporary philosophy. This volume of essays brings together leading commentators from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an introduction to Badiou’s work through critical studies of his more productive and controversial ideas.

Over the course of three decades, his numerous and extensive texts have challenged traditional views on ontology, mathematics, aesthetics, literature, politics, ethics, philosophy, and sexual difference. His texts on Plato, Saint Paul, Pascal, Lacan, Althusser, Heidegger, MallarmeŒ, Pessoa, and Beckett are among the most perceptive and penetrating essays on contemporary philosophical and literary culture. In addition to providing insight into the basic conceptual apparatus of Badiou’s philosophy, the essays also offer a more substantial critical assessment of the import of his main theses for different disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791465042
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations

Introduction. Alain Badiou: The Event of Thinking
Gabriel Riera

PART I. MATHEMATICS = ONTOLOGY

1. On Alain Badiou’s Treatment of Category Theory in View of a Transitory Ontology
Norman Madarasz

2. The Ontological Dispute: Badiou, Heidegger, and Deleuze
Miguel de Beistegui

PART II. THE POEM

3. For an “Ethics of Mystery”: Philosophy and the Poem
Gabriel Riera

4. Unbreakable B’s: From Beckett and Badiou to the Bitter End of Affirmative Ethics
Jean-Michel Rabaté

5. The Mallarmé of Alain Badiou
Pierre Macherey

PART III. LOVE (Philosophy and Psychoanalysis)

6. Gai Savoir Sera: The Science of Love and the Insolence of Chance
Joan Copjec

7. Alain Badiou: Philosophical Outlaw
Juliet Flower MacCannell

8. Feminine Love and the Pauline Universal
Tracy McNulty

PART IV. POLITICS AND ETHICS

9. On the Ethics of Alain Badiou
Simon Critchley

10. Can Change Be Thought?: A Dialogue with Alain Badiou
Bruno Bosteels

Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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