Alain Badiou: Philosophy and Its Conditions

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An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791465042
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabriel Riera is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University.

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Table of Contents


Introduction. Alain Badiou: The Event of Thinking
Gabriel Riera


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


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


9. On the Ethics of Alain Badiou
Simon Critchley

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


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