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  • What Is To Be Doneby Alain Badiou; Marcel Gauchet; Susan Spitzer

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95

    The fall of the Berlin wall was seen by many as the final triumph of liberal democracy over communism. But now, in the wake of the great financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, things look a little different. New questions are arising about capitalism and democracy, new social movements are challenging established institutions and new political... more...

  • Cinemaby Alain Badiou

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • Plato's Republicby Alain Badiou

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Confrontationby Alain Badiou; Alain Finkielkraut

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    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...

  • Ahmed the Philosopherby Alain Badiou; Joseph Litvak

    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...

  • In Praise Of Loveby Alain Badiou; Nicolas Truong

    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...

  • In Praise of Theatreby Alain Badiou; Nicolas Truong

    Wiley 2015; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • The Concept of Modelby Alain Badiou; Zachary Fraser; Tzuchien Tho

    re.press 2007; US$ 25.00

    In The Concept of Model Alain Badiou establishes a new logical 'concept of model'. Translated for the first time into English, the work is accompanied by an exclusive interview with Badiou in which he elaborates on the connections between his early and most recent work?for which the concept of model remains seminal. more...

  • The Incident at Antioch/L'Incident d'Antiocheby Alain Badiou; Susan Spitzer; Kenneth Reinhard

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Widely translated and considered to be the most important philosopher of our time, Alain Badiou is also a novelist and the author of four celebrated comedies and two tragedies. The Incident at Antioch is the last of his plays to be published in French and the first to be published in English, introducing a side of Badiou the Anglophone world has never... more...

  • Jacques Lacan, Past and Presentby Alain Badiou; Elisabeth Roudinesco; Jason E. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Prompted by the thirtieth anniversary of the French philosopher Jacques Lacan?s death, this exchange between two prominent intellectuals is rich with surprising insights. Alain Badiou shares the clearest, most detailed account to date of his profound indebtedness to Lacanian psychoanalysis. He explains in depth the tools Lacan gave him to navigate... more...