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- Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
Plato's Republic is one of the most well-known and widely discussed texts in the history of philosophy, but how might we get to the heart of this work today, 2500 years after it was originally composed? Alain Badiou invents a new genre in order to breathe fresh life into Plato's text and restore its universality. Rather than producing yet another... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62
For Alain Badiou, films think, and it is the task of the philosopher to transcribe that thinking. What is the subject to which the film gives expressive form? This is the question that lies at the heart of Badiou’s account of cinema. He contends that cinema is an art form that bears witness to the Other and renders human presence visible,... more...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.22
Who hasn't had the frightening experience of stumbling around in the pitch dark? Alain Badiou experienced that primitive terror when he, with his young friends, made up a game called "The Stroke of Midnight." The furtive discovery of the dark continent of sex in banned magazines, the beauty of black ink on paper, but also the mysteries of space and... more...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.96
On 13 November 2015, Paris suffered the second wave of brutal terrorist attacks in a year, leaving 130 dead and many more seriously injured. How are we to make sense of these violent acts and what do they tell us about the forces shaping our world today? In this short book the influential philosopher Alain Badiou argues that while these violent events... more...
- Wiley 2017; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.22
'I?m 79 years old. Why the devil then should I be spending time talking about youth?' With a certain degree of self-awareness, renowned French philosopher Alain Badiou examines here the state of youth today. Building on the ideas outlined in his adaptation of Plato?s Republic, Badiou argues provocatively for a corruption of youth, not in... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98
A new century, new threats to love . . . Love without risks is like war without deaths - but, today, love is threatened by an alliance of liberalism and hedonism. Caught between consumerism and casual sexual encounters devoid of passion, love - without the key ingredient of chance - is in danger of withering on the vine. In In Praise of Love... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99
English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou?s most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29
Everything in their respective positions divides them: Alain Badiou is the thinker of a revitalized communism and Alain Finkielkraut the mournful observer of the loss of values. The two opponents, gathered here for their first-ever debate, have irreconcilable visions. Yet neither is a stranger to controversy, and in this debate they make explicit... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.22
In Praise of Theatre is Alain Badiou’s latest work on the ‘most complete of the arts,’ the theatrical stage. This book, certain to be of great interest to scholars and theatre practitioners alike, elaborates the theory of the theatre developed by Badiou in works such as Rhapsody for the Theatre and the ‘Theses on Theatre’... more...
- Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.99
This volume presents a new proposal for the link between philosophy and art. Badiou identifies and rejects the three schemes of didacticism, romanticism, and classicism that he sees as having governed traditional ?aesthetics,? and seeks a fourth mode of accounting for the educative value of works of art. more...