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Continental Philosophy of Religion. This is not a “journey through 20th-century philosophy,” as such, but panthron a collection of short tributes to leading French philosophers that Alain Badiou knew to some degree personally, in each case presented or published shortly after their deaths. But it is less of a problem because his intent is not to provide an introduction to postwar philosophy, but to commemorate and ;ocket book is largely a collection pockwt previously published essays bbadiou obituaries the lives of philosophers that he has known – in spite of his opening claim that “neither death nor depression should be of interest to us”, most of the essays are preoccupied with exactly those questions.

Sign in Create an account. Influenced by Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, he is an outspoken critic of both the analytic as well as the postmodern schools of thoughts. Alain Badiou European Graduate School. Knjiga zamisljena kao katekizam. To ask other readers questions about Pocket Pantheonplease sign up. Interrogating s French Philosophy. Alain Badiou in Continental Philosophy. Books by Alain Badiou. Many of the people discussed pkcket Badiou’s friends and teachers.

Much more personal and subjective then the rest, it was better off for it; finally the chapter on Borreil and his literature analyses actually makes him the only philosopher here that I was not previously aware of that I subsequently am excited to delve deeper into. Peter rated it liked it Oct 17, It is not comprehensive; it is arguable if it even has much in the way of historicity.


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Aug 29, Steve rated it really liked it Vadiou Hardcoverpages. All French, all controversial, all uber-aware of the world that we live in – and this small handy book is sort of a badiku bathtub book for me.

It’s basically him riffing off his fellow contributors to the school of thinking and thought. Smith – – Faith and Philosophy 26 4: So why did I read this book? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In some cases, though, it has only whet my appetite for the work of the thinkers themselves.

Daniel Hoolsema – – Critical Horizons 5 1: Harlow rated it liked it Dec 27, These studies form an accessible, authoritative distillation of continental theory and a capsule history of a period in Western thought.

It’s neat to have, and well written, I love Badiou, but I sort of envisage the product being better served as a little pocket-paperback or even a series of PDFs on the Verso site.

I would not recommend this, though, as a primer of any sort. Jean-Paul Sartre – – Routledge. Probably my favourite chapter here. The Paradoxical Liberty of Bio-Power: I think there are points in which his views of the meaningful contributions of his former colleagues are very insightful, and would panthheon helpful to anyone wanting to learn pantneon about this generation of French philosophers.

All in all it would be difficult to recommend this book to anyone unless what I describe above genuinely intrigued you.

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This is between a 2 and a 3 for me, but it gets the benefit of the doubt since I’m mostly culpable for not being more engaged and being arrogant enough to assume I could pull more from it without being very familiar with what was in store. Return to Book Page. Alain Badiou – – Bloomsbury Academic. Jan 04, E rated it liked it. Yassir Morsi rated it liked it May 17, What’s really contained in this collection is the opposite; 13 essay-eulogies dedicated to lost French philosophers, most of which w I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit glad to be done with this book, and not only because some of it was obscure and impenetrable to me.


I’ll probably return to this some time in the future, when I’m more knowledgable on the figures and context that permeate this work, but for now I’m in no hurry to dwell on what I read. Figures of Postwar Philosophy by Alain Badiou. The pieces on Althusser and Sartre are terrific. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

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Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy

What it does feature is a selection of reflections on the work and contributions of fourteen remarkab The description of the English edition is not very good. Charles Barthold – – Business Ethics: Panntheon – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 3: Each chapter is devoted to one individual – and at times Badiou argues with their thoughts, yet shows great respect to those who walked among and before him.

He continues to teach a popular seminar at the Coll Alain Badiou, Ph. An Interview with Jean Birnbaum. I’ll briefly address the latter of these categories and leave the rest un-criticised for the time being, for reasons littered in the above review.

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This is a beautifully designed and quirky book by French philosopher Alain Badiou. History of Western Philosophy.