Alain Badiou. European Graduate School. Follow. Abstract. PT. 1. PHILOSOPHY AND CIRCUMSTANCES: Introduction — Philosophy and the question of war. Polemics is a series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, demolishing established opinion and dominant propaganda, and reorienting our understanding. 16 May Ivan Hewett finds Alain Badiou still stuck on the Paris barricades, reviewing his Polemics.

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What It is and How to Combat It. Overturning the dominant oolemics of events, from the Paris Commune to the Iraq wars. Militants of Truth, Communities of Equality: The description of the brutally racist treatment his adopted black son has often received from the Paris police makes for shocking reading.

Polemics by Alain Badiou; tr by Steven Corcoran: review

Also by Alain Badiou. To ask other readers questions about Polemicsplease sign up. Karl Marx – – Cambridge University Press. But additionally, some of us may also take solace in and gather strength from theory. On Politics and Aesthetics. Aug 19, Ploemics rated it really liked it Shelves: Trained as a mathematician, Alain Badiou is one of the most polemiics French philosophers today.


Mathieu Dejean 25 May He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works. Great scientific creators and innovative artists have been right, contrary to dominant opinion… Is politics, and politics alone, to be condemned to the conservatism of numerical means?

I would suggest that a reading of Polemics will help those in North America to think their situation, despite the fact that there’s much in the book that is slightly dated pplemics mostly pertinent to French politics. Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Lacan. Want to Read saving….

The Notes Taken: Alain Badiou, “Polemics”

Marcus rated it really liked it Jul 21, Please try again later. Meditations upon various US military interventions. David Rossing rated it really liked it May 02, A European Review 22 4: No trivia or quizzes yet. May 13, Pages Buy. Jonathan Jones rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Sandra Clark rated it really liked it Nov 01, Refresh and try again.

His philosophy seeks to expose and make sense of the potential of radical innovation revolution, invention, transfiguration in every situation.

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These ideas can lead to millions of violent deaths, a fact which Badiou nowhere acknowledges. Nov 06, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Polemics by Alain Badiou; tr by Steven Corcoran: Organize your communities; but read and think deeply, and as if your lives depended on it. Howard Williams – – Palgrave-Macmillan.

Both wittily and profoundly, Badiou presents a series of radical philosophical engagements with politics, and questions what constitutes political truth.

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