top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Manifesto for Philosophy
Manifesto for Philosophy
Click on image to enlarge

Alain Badiou - Author
Norman Madarasz - Editor, translator and introduction by
SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory
N/A
Hardcover - 188 pages
Release Date: July 1999
ISBN10: 0-7914-4219-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-4219-7

Out of Print
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 188 pages
Release Date: June 1999
ISBN10: 0-7914-4220-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-4220-3

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Contra those proclaiming the end of philosophy, Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of the truths that condition it.

“Alain Badiou’s work is a breath of fresh air in the ofttimes pious and romantic twentieth-century renderings of philosophy in which the latter seems to cover both everything and nothing. Delimiting and yet simultaneously radicalizing philosophy’s role, Badiou maintains the possibility of something other than the end of philosophy: a new and different step.” — Bruce Fink, coeditor of Reading Seminars I and II and Reading Seminar XI

“…An excellent introduction to the work of one of the most important philosophers writing today, Manifesto for Philosophy will undoubtedly quicken the discourse that has become too comfortable with its own death.” — Joan Copjec, author of Read My Desire: Lacan against the Historicists

“One of the most provocatively innovative thinkers writing in French today, Alain Badiou constantly unsettles his reader by not only absorbing but also reversing and displacing the major motifs of modernist ‘antiphilosophy’ from Nietzsche through Derrida. In the limpid, programmatic texts presented in readable translations here, Badiou sketches his project—spelled out in his magnum opus, L’Etre et l’événement—to reestablish systematic philosophy as a ‘Platonism of the multiple,’ articulated around the four conditioning discourses of science (notably the mathematics of set theory), politics (in a post-Marxist mode informed by the events of May ’68), art (especially poetry from Ho¬lderlin to Celan), and love (as conceptualized by Lacan). The most significant challenge to ‘antiphilosophy’ in a long time, Badiou’s thought promises either to displace its currently dominant forms or to deepen and refine their self-understanding. It is, in short, a force worth reckoning with.” — Jeffrey S. Librett, translator, Of the Sublime: Presence in Question

Alain Badiou is Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris 8—“Vincennes at Saint-Denis,” Saint-Denis, France. He is also Conference Director at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. He has published extensively and his books include Théorie du sujet, Peut-on penser la politique? and Casser en duex l’histoire du monde? among others.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Introduction
Manifesto for Philosophy

1. Possibility

2. Conditions

3. Modernity

4. Heidegger Viewed as Commonplace

5. Nihilism?

6. Sutures

7. The Age of Poets

8. Events

9. Questions

10. Platonic Gesture

11. Generic

The (Re)turn of Philosophy Itself

Definition of Philosophy

Chapter Notes

Notes on the Translation

Bibliography

Contributors

Index



Related Subjects
35593/35594(JP/DG/)

Related Titles

Plato's Laughter
Plato's Laughter
Plato's Statesman
Plato's Statesman
Plato and the Foundations of Metaphysics
Plato and the Foundations of Metaphysics
The Science of Knowing
The Science of Knowing
Schelling and the End of Idealism
Schelling and the End of Idealism
The AIDS Notebooks
The AIDS Notebooks
Labyrinths of Exemplarity
Labyrinths of Exemplarity
The Signifying Body
The Signifying Body
Selfhood and Authenticity
Selfhood and Authenticity
Listening to Ourselves
Listening to Ourselves



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg