By Gabriel Riera
There is no doubt that Alain Badiou is among the such a lot tough and debatable figures in modern philosophy. This quantity of essays brings jointly prime commentators from each side of the Atlantic to supply an creation to Badiou’s paintings via serious experiences of his extra effective and debatable ideas.
Over the process 3 many years, his a number of and huge 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 gear of Badiou’s philosophy, the essays additionally supply a extra huge serious evaluate 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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