New PDF release: Alain Badiou (Key Concepts)

By A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens

ISBN-10: 1844652297

ISBN-13: 9781844652297

Alain Badiou is the world's such a lot influential dwelling thinker. Few modern thinkers reveal his breadth of argument and reference, or his skill to interfere in debates severe to either analytic and continental philosophy. "Alain Badiou: Key strategies" provides an summary of and creation to the whole variety of Badiou's considering. Essays specialise in the rules of Badiou's notion, his 'key recommendations' - fact, being, ontology, the topic, and stipulations - and on his engagement with various thinkers relevant to his philosophy, together with Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Heidegger and Deleuze. scholars new to Badiou will locate this paintings, written by means of the foremost students within the box, available and accomplished, whereas readers already conversant in Badiou will locate distinct, targeted and cutting edge discussions of Badiou's key topics, ideas and engagements.

Show description

Read or Download Alain Badiou (Key Concepts) PDF

Best history & surveys books

New PDF release: Isolated Experiences: Gilles Deleuze & the Solitudes of

Through extending Gilles Deleuze's philosophy via assorted literary tracts, this ebook develops an account of what it ability to be diverse and enters vital modern debates approximately id and the character of solitude. even as, the booklet elaborates a restricted philosophy. From strange writings and infrequent human reviews, James Brusseau forges compelling understandings that scrupulously guard his matters' irregularities.

Jack Ritchie's Understanding Naturalism (Understanding Movements in Modern PDF

Many modern Anglo-American philosophers describe themselves as naturalists. yet what do they suggest by means of that time period? well known naturalist slogans like, "there is not any first philosophy" or "philosophy is continuing with the common sciences" are faraway from illuminating. "Understanding Naturalism" offers a transparent and readable survey of the most strands in contemporary naturalist idea.

New PDF release: German incertitudes, 1914-1945 : the stones and the

The historical past of recent Germany has all too with ease been noticeable by way of an historic procedure that necessarily ended in the horrors of nationwide Socialism. As there are not any certitudes in lifestyles, despite the fact that, so there are none in German background. during this e-book, historian Klemens von Klemperer makes a speciality of what he phrases the German Incertitudes--namely, the tensions among a practical attractiveness of disenchantment with the fashionable international, and an insistence upon reenchantment.

Download e-book for iPad: Pragmatism in Philosophical Inquiry: Theoretical by Nicholas Rescher

This ebook showcases the heritage and concept of pragmatism and its alignment to the sensibilities of up to date analytic philosophy. It does this not just by way of describing its mode of operation and explaining its legitimating cause, but additionally by way of substantiating its claims by means of a chain of instructive case reviews.

Extra resources for Alain Badiou (Key Concepts)

Example text

6. For a more detailed account of this situation, see Clemens (2007). 7. To give a sense of the radicality of Badiou's shift between Theory of the Subject and Being and Event in regard to Plato, in "The (Re)turn of Philosophy Itself" Badiou will identify this position with that of "Stalinist Marxism", for which "Plato names the birth of idealism" (C 9). 8. As Badiou says of Theory of the Subject, "I cut straight to the dialectic, without drawing - in a Greater Logic - all the consequences of the obligatory materialism" (LW 46).

Philosophy in itself does not produce truths; rather it gathers them after the fact. In thinking the immanent inventions that occur in these truths, and in creating a common conceptual space for them, philosophy will finally render itself contemporary with its own times. This is the doctrine of conditions. According to this doctrine, it is not every day that a new philosophy is created - a space of compossibility must be conceptually constructed for four truth procedures, one political, one scientific, one amorous and one artistic.

In any case, any suspicions about the stability of Althusser's initial conception of philosophy are immediately confirmed by the original 1969 preface to Badiou's work that denounces the text as a "theoreticist deviation"! This self-critique clearly marks the opening of Badiou's Maoist period. Note, however, that the charge of "theoreticism" also mirrors a turn in Althusser's own work. In the mid-1960s Althusser positions philosophy in the 15 ALAIN BADIOU: KEY CONCEPTS field of science, fights against the French Communist Party's silence on theoretical issues and critiques Marx's "practicism" in Reading Capital (1996: 47-8).

Download PDF sample

Alain Badiou (Key Concepts) by A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens

by Ronald

Rated 4.82 of 5 – based on 4 votes