By Gabriel Riera
There is no doubt that Alain Badiou is among the so much difficult and debatable figures in modern philosophy. This quantity of essays brings jointly best commentators from each side of the Atlantic to supply an creation to Badiou’s paintings via severe reviews of his extra effective and debatable ideas.
Over the process 3 a long time, his quite a few and large 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 supplying perception into the fundamental conceptual equipment of Badiou’s philosophy, the essays additionally supply a extra tremendous 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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