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Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou

·3.79·10,386 Ratings
“ I tried to make sense of the Four Books, until love arrived, and it all became a single syllable. ” ― Yunus Emre
Authors' Books
  • Manifesto for Philosophy: Followed by Two Essays: "The (Re)Turn of Philosophy Itself" and "Definition of Philosophy"

    1999·
    ·3.62·119 Ratings
    Contra those proclaiming the end of philosophy, Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of the truths that condition it.
  • Deleuze: The Clamor of Being

    1999·
    ·3.59·230 Ratings
    The works of Gilles Deleuze -- on cinema, literature, painting, and philosophy -- have made him one of the most widely read thinkers of his generation. This compact critical volume is not only a powerful reappraisal of Deleuze's thought, but also the firs
  • Being and Event

    2006·
    ·4.03·852 Ratings
    A translation of one of the single most important works of recent French philosophy, Badiou's magnum opus. Being and Event is the greatest work of Alain Badiou, France's most important living philosopher. Long-awaited in translation, Being and Event makes
  • Infinite Thought

    2005·
    ·3.78·166 Ratings
    Alain Badiou is already regarded as one of the mostoriginal and powerful voices in contemporaryEuropean thought. Infinite Thought brings together arepresentative selection of the range of AlainBadiou's work, illustrating the power and diversity ofhis thou
  • Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil

    2001·
    ·3.89·1,204 Ratings
    Alain Badiou aims to explode the assumptions behind the ethical turn in political and academic agendas which serve to reinforce the ideology of the status quo. He demonstrates particularly how an ethics conceived in terms of negative human rights and tole
  • Metapolitics

    1998·
    ·3.87·319 Ratings
    Badiou indicts this approach, which reduces politics to a matter of opinion, thus eliminating any of its truly radical and emancipatory possibilities. Against this intellectual tradition, Badiou proposes instead the consideration of politics in terms of t
  • Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism

    2003·
    ·3.88·430 Ratings
    In this bold and provocative work, French philosopher Alain Badiou proposes a startling reinterpretation of St. Paul. For Badiou, Paul is neither the venerable saint embalmed by Christian tradition, nor the venomous priest execrated by philosophers like N
  • Century

    2007·
    ·4.08·191 Ratings
    Everywhere, the twentieth century has been judged and condemned: the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It
  • Handbook of Inaesthetics

    2004·
    ·3.86·134 Ratings
    Didacticism, romanticism, and classicism are the possible schemata for the knotting of art and philosophy, the third term in this knot being the education of subjects, youth in particular. What characterizes the century that has just come to a close is th
  • In Praise of Love

    2012·
    ·3.76·1,116 Ratings
    Love without risk is an impossibility, like war without death. Caught between consumerism and casual sexual encounters devoid of passion, love today - without the key ingredient of chance - is in mortal danger. Alain Badiou proposes a vision of love as an
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