By Gabriel Riera

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

There is little question that Alain Badiou is likely one of the such a lot not easy and arguable figures in modern philosophy. This quantity of essays brings jointly prime commentators from each side of the Atlantic to supply an advent to Badiou’s paintings via severe stories of his extra effective and debatable ideas.

Over the process 3 many years, his various 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 offering perception into the fundamental conceptual equipment of Badiou’s philosophy, the essays additionally supply a extra large severe 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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