- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From the PublisherBadiou remains perhaps the most important philosopher at work inFrance today. Highly recommended."
"With his characteristic taste for polemic, economy ofexpression and relentless cheerfulness, Badiou offers a loudcounterblast against contemporary scientism and sophism. Againstwhat he sees as the democratic materialism of the age, Badiou pitsa materialist dialectic at the service of the Idea. The secondmanifesto is invigorating reading."
Simon Critchley, New School for Social Research
"Badiou's Second Manifesto for Philosophy makes a lucidand compelling demand for philosophy to return from mediadistraction to its genuine calling. Opposing all moralizingacquiescence in an intolerable global status quo, Badiou reminds usthat philosophical thought is, in essence, a quest foruniversality. The thinker's task is to make sense of truths whoseupsurge and impact cuts across space and time. In this sense, farfrom toying with relativism, the philosopher must be committed tothe disciplined work of soldering together separated worlds."
Peter Dews, University of Essex