Alain Badiou (1937- ) is one of the most high profile and controversial philosophers writing in France today. A leading light in the generation of thinkers who come of intellectual age in 1968, his work deftly draws on a wide range of intellectual traditions and thinkers from Plato and Lucretius, through Heidegger to Lacan and Deleuze.
Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, Infinite Thought is a vivid demonstration of that range. Here Badiou introduces his own thought on the full gamut of intellectual concerns, from politics, psychoanalysis and art to truth, desire and the definition of philosophy itself. As well as Badiou's reflections on the fall of communism and the `War on Terror', the book also includes an interview with the author.
Alain Badiou teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure and at the College International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Being and Event (also available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series).
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