Being and Event / Edition 1

Being and Event / Edition 1

by Alain Badiou, Oliver Feltham
     
 

ISBN-10: 082649529X

ISBN-13: 9780826495297

Pub. Date: 07/15/2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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…  See more details below

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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 tradition from Plato onwards, via a series of analyses of such key figures as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hegel, Rousseau, and Lacan. He thus develops the basis for a history of philosophy rivalling those of Heidegger and Deleuze in its depth. This wide-ranging book is organized in a precise and novel manner, reflecting the philosophical rigour of Badiou's thought. The English language edition includes a new preface, written especially for this translation.

About the Author:
Alain Badiou teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure and the College International de Philosophie in Paris

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826495297
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IBeing : multiple and void : Plato/cantor
Pt. IIBeing : excess, state of the situation, one/multiple, whole/parts, or E/C?
Pt. IIIBeing : nature and infinity : Heidegger/Galileo
Pt. IVThe event : history and ultra-one
Pt. VThe event : intervention and fidelity : Pascal/choice; Holderlin/deduction
Pt. VIQuantity and knowledge : the discernible (or constructible) : Leibniz/Godel
Pt. VIIThe generic : indiscernible and truth : the event - P. J. Cohen
Pt. VIIIForcing : truth and the subject : beyond Lacan

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