By A. J. Bartlett,Justin Clemens

Alain Badiou is without doubt one of the world's such a lot influential dwelling philosophers. Few modern thinkers show his breadth of argument and reference, or his skill to interfere in debates serious to either analytic and continental philosophy. Alain Badiou: Key Concepts offers an outline of and creation to the total diversity of Badiou's considering. Essays concentrate on the principles of Badiou's inspiration, his "key ideas" - fact, being, ontology, the topic, and prerequisites - and on his engagement with quite a number thinkers crucial to his philosophy, together with Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Heidegger and Deleuze.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alain Badiou: Key Concepts PDF

Best modern philosophy books

An Introduction to the Thought of Karl Popper

This can be a accomplished creation to the philosophical and political considered Karl Popper, now on hand in English. it truly is divided into 3 elements; the 1st half offers a biography of Popper; the second one half seems at his works and recurrent issues, and the 3rd half assesses his critics. It used to be authorized of by way of Popper himself as a sympathetic and complete learn, and should be excellent to fulfill the expanding call for for a precis advent to his paintings.

Fictions in Science: Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science)

Technological know-how is popularly understood as being an excellent of neutral algorithmic objectivity that gives us with a pragmatic description of the realm all the way down to the final aspect. The essays accrued during this book—written by way of many of the prime specialists within the field—challenge this well known photograph correct at its middle, taking as their start line that technology trades not just truthfully, yet in fiction, too.

Kant's Theory of Virtue: The Value of Autocracy (Modern European Philosophy)

Anne Margaret Baxley bargains a scientific interpretation of Kant's thought of advantage, whose so much certain positive factors haven't been safely understood. She explores the wealthy ethical psychology in Kant's later and not more generally learn works on ethics, and argues that the foremost to figuring out his account of advantage is the idea that of autocracy, a kind of ethical self-government during which cause principles over sensibility.

Life and Process (Process Thought)

The Cartesian metaphysical history of such a lot modern bio-scientists limits their skill to appreciate the distinctiveness of organic tactics. The authors of this quantity discover the viability of approach ontology for expanding our figuring out of center strategies of biology similar to organism, evolution, and teleology.

Extra info for Alain Badiou: Key Concepts

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 28 votes