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For Badiou serves both as an introduction to the influential French philosopher Alain Badiou's thought and as an in-depth examination of his work. Ruda begins with a thorough and clear outline of the sometimes difficult main tenets of Badiou's philosophy. He then traces the philosophers throughout Western thought who have influenced Badiou's project-especially Plato, Descartes, Hegel, and Marx-and on whose work Badiou has developed his provocative philosophy. Ruda draws from Badiou's oeuvre a series of directives with regard to renewing philosophy for the twenty-first century. For Badiou continues the interrogations of its subject and raises new materialistic and dialectical questions for the next generation of engaged philosophers.
|Publication date:||31st May 2015|
|Author:||Frank Ruda, Slavoj Zizek|
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,|
Frank Ruda is an interim professor of philosophy at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany and a visiting lecturer at Bard in Berlin, Germany.More About Frank Ruda, Slavoj Zizek