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Author: Alain Badiou; Steve Corcoran
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou; Steve Corcoran
ISBN: 9780826498274 0826498272
OCLC Number: 226308112
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xlv, 314 pages ; 21 cm
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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A collection of essays of the author. Beginning with a sustained critique of the so-called 'end of philosophy', it goes on to propose a definition of philosophy, one that is tested with respect to  Read more...


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