Conditions (Computer file, 2017) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Conditions

Conditions

Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: London. England : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : First edition
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"Beginning with a sustained critique of the so-called 'end of philosophy', Badiou 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 ordered according to what Badiou sees as the four great conditions of philosophy: philosophy and poetry, philosophy and mathematics, philosophy and politics, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou
ISBN: 9781350009066 1350009067 9781472535382 1472535383 9781441194220 1441194223
OCLC Number: 1295846688
Description: 1 online resource (xlvi, 310 pages)
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 infinity --
Anti-philosophy : Plato and Lacan --
Writing of the generic : Samuel Beckett.
Other Titles: Conditions.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated by Steven Corcoran.

Abstract:

"Beginning with a sustained critique of the so-called 'end of philosophy', Badiou 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 ordered according to what Badiou sees as the four great conditions of philosophy: philosophy and poetry, philosophy and mathematics, philosophy and politics, and philosophy and love. Now available in paperback, Conditions provides an illuminating reworking of all the major theories 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 in Conditions reveal the extraordinary and systematic nature of Badiou's philosophical enterprise"--Abstract.
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"Conditions is the essential complement to Being and Event: a fascinating introduction to both its problematics and also their masterly depth." - Quentin Meillassoux "Badiou is a prominent and Read more...

 
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