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ISBN-13: 9781844674817
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 10/17/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the École normale supérieure and the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Manifesto for Philosophy, and Gilles Deleuze. His recent books include The Meaning of Sarkozy, Ethics, Metapolitics, Polemics, The Communist Hypothesis, Five Lessons on Wagner, and Wittgenstein’s Anti-Philosophy.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.

Table of Contents

Translator's Acknowledgements


Lesson 1 Contemporary Philosophy and the Question of Wagner: The Anti-Wagnerian Position of Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe 1

Lesson 2 Adorno's Negative Dialectics 27

Lesson 3 Wagner as a Philosophical Question 55

Lesson 4 Reopening 'The Case of Wagner' 75

Lesson 5 The Enigma of Parsifal 135

Afterword Wagner, Anti-Semitism and 'German Ideology' 161

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