Conditions (eBook, 2008) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Badiou, Alain.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2008
(DLC) 2008017483
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou
ISBN: 9781441194220 1441194223 1441178414 9781441178411 1282876945 9781282876941 9786612876943 6612876948
Language Note: Translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 676700189
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 314 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 infinite --
Antiphilosophy : Lacan and Plato --
Writing of the generic : Samuel Beckett.
Other Titles: Conditions.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated by Steven Corcoran.


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