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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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Professor Badiou (Ecole Normale Superieure & College International de Philosophie, Paris) published this text in French nearly 20 years ago. Despite the time lapse, American readers-including those who keep abreast of Continental philosophy only in translation-will encounter concepts they have rarely come across elsewhere. Maintaining that "mathematics is ontology" and that "ontology is a situation," Badiou offers 37 meditations (in the Cartesian sense), which are themselves one of three types: conceptual, textual, or metaontological. His syntax, which the translator has consciously maintained, elaborates on the ideas it carries by its formal and complex structure. Badiou's references to and use of his predecessors and contemporaries-including Plato, Cantor, Spinoza, Heidegger, Lacan, and a dozen other ancients, moderns, and postmoderns-are compelling in the instant but require much more protracted discussion in order for his project to enter an accessible stream of current intellectual discourse. A variety of scholars, including philosophers, mathematicians, and intellectual historians, would do well to examine this volume and seek in it threads that warrant continued examination in an era of nanotechnology and political terrorism.-Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley P.L., CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826495297
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works.

Oliver Feltham is Associate Professor of Philosophyat the American University of Paris, France.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Being : multiple and void : Plato/cantor
Pt. II Being : excess, state of the situation, one/multiple, whole/parts, or E/C?
Pt. III Being : nature and infinity : Heidegger/Galileo
Pt. IV The event : history and ultra-one
Pt. V The event : intervention and fidelity : Pascal/choice; Holderlin/deduction
Pt. VI Quantity and knowledge : the discernible (or constructible) : Leibniz/Godel
Pt. VII The generic : indiscernible and truth : the event - P. J. Cohen
Pt. VIII Forcing : truth and the subject : beyond Lacan
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