By Gabriel Riera

An creation to Badiou's philosophical concept and its implications for different humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.

There is no doubt that Alain Badiou is likely one of the such a lot difficult and arguable figures in modern philosophy. This quantity of essays brings jointly top commentators from each side of the Atlantic to supply an creation to Badiou’s paintings via severe reports of his extra effective and arguable ideas.

Over the process 3 a long time, his a variety of and vast texts have challenged conventional perspectives on ontology, arithmetic, aesthetics, literature, politics, ethics, philosophy, and sexual distinction. His texts on Plato, Saint Paul, Pascal, Lacan, Althusser, Heidegger, MallarmeŒ, Pessoa, and Beckett are one of the such a lot perceptive and penetrating essays on modern philosophical and literary tradition. as well as delivering perception into the elemental conceptual equipment of Badiou’s philosophy, the essays additionally provide a extra massive serious evaluation of the import of his major theses for various disciplines.

Gabriel Riera is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University.

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