Grasped in its being, the subject is solely the finitude of the generic. Alain badiou and the future of philosophy athlone contemporary european thinkers series. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Title being and event author badiou, alain publisher continuum. In defense of alain badiou issue 109 philosophy now. Badiou s theory of the event is the lynchpin of his influential, but controversial, theory of revolutionary politics. Being and event is the greatest work of alain badiou, frances most important living philosopher. Essays focus on the foundations of badious thought, his key concepts truth, being. In the fifth instalment of his series, andrew robinson traces the contours of the event, and its fundamental attributes, such as undecidability, ontological disruption, and unfoundedness. Being and event bloomsbury revelations alain badiou. Being and event, for example, has been published in french, portuguese, italian, spanish. Badiou has written about the concepts of being, truth. At 79 years of age the philosopher alain badiou surveys the youth.
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