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  1. Being and Event
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  2. Being and Event

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<div><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Being and Event</i> is the centrepiece of Alain Badiou's oeuvre; it is the work that grounds his reputation as one of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">France</st1:country-region></st1:place>'s most original philosophers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Long-awaited in translation, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Being and Event</i> makes available to an English-speaking readership Badiou's groundbreaking work on set theory - the cornerstone of his whole philosophy.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This book makes the scope and aim of Badiou's whole philosophical project clear, enabling full comprehension of Badiou's significance for contemporary philosophy. In Being and Event, Badiou anchors this project by recasting the European philosophical tradition from Plato onwards, via a series of analyses of such key figures as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hegel, Rousseau, and Lacan. He thus develops the basis for a history of philosophy rivalling those of Heidegger and Deleuze in its depth.This wide-ranging book is organised in a precise and novel manner, reflecting the philosophical rigour of Badiou's thought.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Unlike many contemporary Continental philosophers, Badiou - who is also a novelist and dramatist - writes lucidly and cogently, making his work accessible and engaging.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This English language edition includes a new preface, written especially for this translation. <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Being and Event</i> is essential reading for Badiou's considerable following and anyone interested in contemporary Continental philosophy.</div>>

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Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780826495297
ISBN
082649529X
Label
Bloomsbury Academic
Manufacturer
Bloomsbury Academic
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
560
PublicationDate
2007-07-15
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Studio
Bloomsbury Academic
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book along with Logic of Worlds strikes me as the major metaphysics book of the philosophical moment. Applying set theory to Being, realizing that sets are primarily linguistic, but the act of objectification non the less, seems to me to be the best approach to consolidating all current science into a basic framework. This framework gives us the illusion of understanding the nature of the universe, consciousness, and everything else humans care about.
A fantastic and important book but a lousy, tasteless edition from Bloomsbury. Track down the earlier Continuum edition.
My purchase arrived very quickly, as promised. It is an excellent if very difficult work. For those who are interested in reading this rewarding, but difficult text, I recommend that you also order Christopher Norris' reader guide which is also published by Continuum. It is very helpful.
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