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Alain Badiou


Who is Alain Badiou?

Alain Badiou is a French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure. Badiou has written about the concepts of being, truth and the subject in a way that, he claims, is neither postmodern nor simply a repetition of modernity. Politically, Badiou is committed to the far left, and to the communist tradition.

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Google previewSexuality and Psychoanalysis (2010)

Philosophical Criticisms by Jens de Vleminck, Eran Dorfman

here, alain Badiou refers to lacan as an anti- philosopher ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Theory (2010)

A - E by Mark Bevir

Alain Badiou: Live theory.

Google previewNancy Dictionary (2015)

by Peter Gratton

rather than, for example, the invocation of a communist idea or hypothesis by Alain Badiou (1937–). Despite the importance of this text for Nancy's reception both in France and globally, it is therefore necessary to underline the contingency of ...

Google previewThe Meillassoux Dictionary (2014)

by Peter Gratton, Paul J. Ennis

Christopher Norris Alain Badiou was Meillassoux's teacher and mentor at a formative stage in the latter's intellectual development and has continued to encourage and actively promote the younger man's work.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011)

by Dale Southerton

furnishing subjects with alternative sources of identity, alternative concepts, and authoritative demands from the fields of art, love, science, and politics, notes Alain Badiou. However, today these alternative symbolic orders are discouraged, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Postmodernism (2015)

by Niall Lucy

Lacan, Deleuze, Lyotard, Alain Badiou...

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

UNIVOCAL Claire Colebrook According to one of Deleuze's most important critics , Alain Badiou, 'univocity' is the central concept of Deleuze's project. In Difference and Repetition, Deleuze describes an alternative history of philosophy com- ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Identity (2010)

by Ronald L. Jackson II

Most recently, however, it is not only France but the rest of continental Europe as a whole that contemporary cultural theorists have turned to for key philosophical contributions (notable icons include Alain Badiou from France, Peter Sloterdijk ...

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Alain Badiou. Toward A Positive Definition of The Infinite. 2011

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Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests. (Alain Badiou)
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