Influenced by Plato, Lucretius, Heidegger, Lacan and Deleuze, Badiou is a critic of both the analytical and the postmodern schools of thought. His work spans the range of philosophy, from ethics, to mathematics to science, psychoanalysis, politics and art. His writing is rigorous and startling and takes no prisoners. Infinite Thought brings together a representative selection, including a revealing interview, of the range of Alain Badiou's work, illustrating the power and diversity of his thought. The book is now regarded as The place to start to understand a philosopher who is doing no less than changing the way we think about the world. Edited and translated Oliver Feltham and Justin Clemens
Table of Contents
An introduction to Alain Badiou's philosophy; 1. Philosophy and desire; 2. Philosophy and truth; 3. Philosophy and politics; 4. Philosophy and psychoanalysis; 5. Philosophy and art; 6. Philosophy and cinema; 7. Philosophy and the 'death of communism'; 8. Philosophy and the 'war against terrorism'; 9. The definition of philosophy; 10. Ontology and politics: an interview with Alain Badiou; Index of names
Alain Badiou (1937-) is one of the most original and powerful voices in contemporary European thought. Part of the '68 generation of French philosophers, his work promises a radical renewal of philosophy. Oliver Feltham teaches literature and theatre at Ecole Massillon, Paris. Justin Clemens teaches at Deakin University, Australia.