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Author Badiou, Alain.

Title Conditions / Alain Badiou ; translated by Steven Corcoran
Published London ; New York : Continuum, 2008


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 MELB  194 Bad/Con 2008  AVAILABLE
Description xlv, 314 pages ; 21 cm
Contents The subtractive : preface / Francois Wahl -- The (re)turn of philosophy itself -- Definition of philosophy -- What is a philosophical institution? or address, transmission, inscription -- The philosophical recourse to the poem -- Mallarmé's method : subtraction and isolation -- Rimbaud's method : interruption -- Philosophy and mathematics -- On subtraction -- Truth : forcing and unnameable -- Philosophy and politics -- What is love? -- Philosophy and psychoanalysis -- The subject and infinite -- Antiphilosophy : Lacan and Plato -- Writing of the generic : Samuel Beckett
Summary "Alain Badiou is without doubt the most important and influential thinker working in European philosophy today. Conditions is the first major collection of essays written after Being and Event, his extraordinary magnum opus." "Badiou starts with philosophy itself and a clear critique of the theme of its so-called 'end'. He then goes on to propose a new definition of philosophy, one that is tested with respect to both its origin, in Plato, and its contemporary state. The essays that follow are all ordered around the four great conditions of philosophy: philosophy and poetry, philosophy and mathematics, philosophy and politics, and philosophy and love." "Conditions provides an illuminating reworking of many of the major concepts in Being and Event. In so doing, Badiou not only develops the complexity of the concepts central to Being and Event but also adds new ones to his already formidable arsenal."
"The essays contained within Conditions show the immense scope and potential of Badiou's extraordinary system."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
Subject Philosophy, French -- 20th century.
Author Corcoran, Steve.
LC no. 2008017483
ISBN 9780826498274 hardback
0826498272 hardback
Other Titles Conditions. English