Badiou's 'Being and Event': A Reader's Guide

Overview

Alain Badiou's Being and Event is the most original and significant work of French philosophy to have appeared in recent decades. It is the magnum opus of a thinker who is widely considered to have re-shaped the character and set new terms for the future development of philosophy in France and elsewhere. This book has been written very much with a view to clarifying Badiou's complex and demanding work for non-specialist readers. It offers guidance on philosophical and intellectual context, key themes, reading the...

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Overview

Alain Badiou's Being and Event is the most original and significant work of French philosophy to have appeared in recent decades. It is the magnum opus of a thinker who is widely considered to have re-shaped the character and set new terms for the future development of philosophy in France and elsewhere. This book has been written very much with a view to clarifying Badiou's complex and demanding work for non-specialist readers. It offers guidance on philosophical and intellectual context, key themes, reading the text, reception and influence; and further reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826498298
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/24/2009
  • Series: Reader's Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,449,362
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Norris is the author of numerous books on aspects of philosophy, critical theory, and modern intellectual history. He is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff and has taught at many universities in India, Australia, Spain, Germany, Canada, China, the US, and elsewhere.

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Table of Contents

1. Context

2. Overview of Themes

3. Reading the Text

4. Notes on Further Reading

Index

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