A Critical Introduction
Series: Modern European Thinkers
A clear and concise introduction to the political philosophy of Alain Badiou, centred in a political context
Setting the traditional platonic concerns of philosophy, truth and being, against the modern sophists of postmodernism, Badiou has articulated a powerful systematic philosophy with profound ethical and political consequences.
Jason Barker is a freelance writer who is currently translating Badiou's 'Abrege de Metapolitique' for Verso books. Alain Badiou is Professor of Philosophy at Université de Paris VIII (Vincennes at Saint-Denis) and is also Conference Director at the College International de Philosophie. He has published many books including novels and political texts. to for Philosophy, Deleuze and Ethics have already been translated into English.
'The best account of [my work's] political trajectory' - Alain Badiou
'A nuanced and stimulating invitation to the work of Alain Badiou' - Alberto Toscano, Radical Philosophy
1. Maoist Beginnings
2. The Science of Being
3. The Event of Non-Being
4. The Politics of Truth
5. The Cult of Deleuze
6. The Ethics of Philosophy
Notes and References
eBook ISBN: 9781783713219
135mm x 215mm